Major Naval battles during the Guadalcanal campaign were: (1) Battle of Savo Island on 8-9 August 1942. USS Astoria (CA-34), USS Quincy (CA-39), USS Vincennes (CA-44), and HMAS Canberra were sunk. (2) Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942, IJN

 
 

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