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October 11-12th1942 Gudadacanal- Battle of Cape Esperance

USS San Francisco

The US force of two heavy and two light cruisers and five destroyers attacked the Tokyo express in an attempt to reinforce Guadalcanal. The US Cruiser were the San Francisco, Boise, Helena and and Salt Lake City. The US force surpirsed the Japanese force and gained an immediate tactical advantage. The American force one a small but decisive victory over the Japanese, sinking one destroyer and one cruiser, and heavily damaging a second cruiser.