The First USS Laffey Sinks at Guadalcanal: November 13, 1942

Gregory Flood - 10/31/2020

On 13 November 1942, the first USS Laffey (DD-459) was sunk by the Japanese during a night battle during the early stages of the naval battle of Guadalcanal, less than a year after being commissioned.

The USS Laffey—a Benson Class destroyer—was commissioned on 31 March 1942 and commanded by Lt. Comdr. William E. Hank. The Laffey was sent to the South Pacific to join in the naval operations around the strategically significant island of Guadalcanal, which Allied land forces were fighting to take from the Japanese.

For more on this bit of naval history, see: https://blog.fold3.com/the-first-uss-laffey-sinks-at-guadalcanal-november-13-1942/

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