South Pacific Destroyer - The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf-logo

South Pacific Destroyer - The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf

Russell Sydnor Crenshaw, Jr.

Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers listeners a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Drawing on his experience as a gunnery officer in the USS Maury, Crenshaw's vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafaronga in November 1942 and Vella Gulf in August 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of U.S. torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan's super torpedo.

Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers listeners a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Drawing on his experience as a gunnery officer in the USS Maury, Crenshaw's vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafaronga in November 1942 and Vella Gulf in August 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of U.S. torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan's super torpedo.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Russell Crenshaw's riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers listeners a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Drawing on his experience as a gunnery officer in the USS Maury, Crenshaw's vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafaronga in November 1942 and Vella Gulf in August 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of U.S. torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan's super torpedo.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Bomar Jones

Length:

9h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

36:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:26