USS De Haven



DescriptionOn 1 February 1943, while assisting the establishment of a beachhead at Marovo Island on Guadalcanal, the US destroyer was sunk by Japanese aircraft. She was hit by three bombs and further damaged by a near miss. One bomb hit the superstructure squarely killing the commanding officer instantly and she sank about 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Savo Island. Her losses were 167 killed and 38 wounded.
Year1943
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost167
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_De_Haven_(DD-469)