Ships involved at Savo Island




Above: USS Quincy charging the Japanese ships

* denotes flagship

Japanese

Eight Fleet-Vice Admiral Gunichi Mikawa
5 Heavy Cruisers: IJN Chokai*, Aoba, Furutaka, Kinugasa, and Kako
2 Light Cruisers: IJN Yubari and Tenryu
1 Destroyer: IJN Yunagi

Allied

Admiral Victor Crutchley-Commander of the Cruisers that night

Southern Cruiser Group:
Heavy cruiser Ausralia* would not participate-Adm. Crutchley was summoned to meet with Radm. Turner. Crutchley took Australia with him.
2 Heavy Cruisers: USS Chicago*(Capt. Bode-SOPA) and HMS Canberra
2 Destroyers: USS Bagley and Patterson

Northern Cruiser Group:
3 Heavy Cruisers: USS Vincennes*(Capt. Riefkohl-SOPA), Quincy and Astoria.
2 Destroyers: USS Helm and Wilson

Losses
Japanese

Chokai damaged
Kako was torpedoed and sunk a day after the battle by an American submarine
58 killed, 70 wounded

Allied

4 Heavy cruisers: HMS Canberra, USS Vincennes, Quincy, and Astoria
1 Heavy cruiser damaged: USS Chicago
1,077 killed-including Captain Frank Getting, HMS Canberra and Captain Samuel Moore, USS Quincy
700 wounded
Captain Howard Bowde, USS Chicago, subsequently commited suicide after the battle.

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Below pictures scanned from Lost Ships of Guadalcanal by Dr. Robert Ballard.

Below are 2 pics of sunken USS Quincy. In the first one, the 3 arrows midships are pointing to the five-inch guns, and the one at the bow is pointing to the severed bow.

Bow Section
In 2nd picture, #6 is supports for aircraft catapults, #5 is hanger wreckage, #4 is tilted aft superstructure, #3 is collapsed deck, #2 is aft 1.1 inch AA guns, #1 is remants of flagstaff.

Aft Section

More pictures of sunken USS Quincy
Bridge and forward guns
AA guns, shield and bridge
AA guns
5 inch gun
Bridge
Forward 8inch gun


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