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Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Part IX

After the cruiser’s change of course, the rear destroyers USS Aaron Ward (DD-483), Barton (DD-599), Monssen (DD-436), and Fletcher (DD-445) steamed into the raging battle area. Most had already begun shooting; Aaron Ward had expended 10 salvoes before their enemy began to respond directly. Yudachi and Harusame were off to starboard, with Samidare, Asagumo, and Murasame on a nearly parallel opposite course. Amatsukaze, Terizuki and Yukikaze were somewhere in the mix as well.
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USS Sterett (DD-407) from the vanguard chased Yudachi right in front of Aaron Ward around 02:00, forcing an emergency turn on the part of Ward, though the US ship was able to open up on the Japanese destroyer as she passed. Behind her, USS Barton (shown at bottom, slide 1) had just fired torpedoes at the distant Hiei and made an emergency stop to avoid colliding with DD-483. In the minute that it took to get back underway, Amatsukaze (top), probably damaged and circling off her starboard quarter from her engagement with Helena (but possibly before that run, unsure), loosed torpedoes in the direction of the stopped US ship. Two caught Barton amidships, breaking her in two and sinking her in seconds. Of 276 men aboard, only 42 would survive; perhaps more would have, had USS O’Bannon (DD-450) from the vanguard not plowed accidentally through the spat of survivors. In that pass, O’Bannon sustained her only notable damage when Barton’s depth charges exploded beneath her.
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Aaron Ward off to the western side of the battle temporarily fired on the hulk of Akatsuki before turning northeast to confront the battleships. USS Monssen (shown bottom, slide 2) had been firing torpedoes to the NW and observed Aaron Ward’s plight and fired in support on whatever targets Ward encountered. Turning to starboard after Akatsuki finally slipped under, Monssen came upon the broadside of either Asagumo, Samidare (shown top, slide 2), or Murasame, the last of which had already torpedoed USS Juneau (CL-52). When Monssen opened fire, the full trio did the same. At 02:20, as the battleships turned north and the battle waned, Monssen became the last martyr of the first battle. ⬇️

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World War 1 Era German soldiers wearing their new helmets which had been modified to remove the spikes date uknown. I really like this photo!! For a second they look like ottoman troops. #history #war #warhistory #warphotography #military #militaryhistory #army #historychannel #historygeek #historybuff #historian #historiansunion #combat #germanhistory #worldwar1 #wwi #thegreatwar #retro #classic #vintage #photography #instagood #instadaily

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Love road trips with my hubby! Our road trip in Ireland was epic! The Rock of Cashel is a magical place to visit and if you’re in the area, be sure to visit the Abbey at the bottom of the hill ❤️ .
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Lieutenant Harcus Strachan VC, MC, of the Fort Garry Horse. On November 20, 1917 - 100 years ago today - Lt. Strachan charged across the field on horseback during the Battle of Cambrai, taking a machine gun post with his sword, capturing a battery of artillery, cutting telephone lines 3km behind enemy lines, and taking 15 prisoners - all while leading his squadron to safety. Strachan was awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour. Promoted to captain, Strachan would also serve in the Second World War as Lieutenant Colonel of the Edmonton Fusiliers.

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A Russian soldier stands guard by a German soldier! Rate this art work out of 10!
📸@art_of_the_ages

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The heart of Mumbai is home to the lesser known Jogeshwari Caves. Though a pre-cursor to the famed and well protected Elephanta caves, Jogeshwari Caves are in a dilapidated condition. .
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#mumbai #jogeshwari #caves #heritage #india #urban #laws #city #old #historybuff #historyofindia #art #culture #shiva #deity #temple #policies

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The Yokohama Ramen Museum, is less a museum and more of a history-filled exhibition of the different flavours and evolutions the dish has taken. 9 stalls sell both full and mini-sized bowls of the type of noodle, broth and toppings for which they are known. Those of you with growing food-envy may not want to swipe through these. 😜🤤 #tasty #history #heretoeat .
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Famous shotgun houses of Memphis featured on this week's podcast episode! 🏚️ 406 Lucy Avenue is where you can find the shotgun house Aretha Franklin was born in… and rumor has it that her bathtub is still in there. Since the time of this week's episode recording, it seems that renewed efforts are underway to restore the home for history.⠀
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🎧 Go take a listen to the show at the link in our bio @memphistypehistory, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever podcasts are served. ✨

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Times Square 1909 #NYC #newyork #newyorkcity

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Last photo taken of all four of The Beatles together, August 22nd, 1969. #thebeatles
#thehistorywire #historynerd #historic #historybuff #historyinpictures #historical #historylover #history

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#afternoontea inside a beautifully restored #adirondackstyle home listed on the #nationalhistoricregistry all decked out for Christmas 🎄..., followed by a history lesson and house tour, YES please. #historybuff #alwayslearning #threesies #lacawacsanctuary

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Visited an 150 year old infantry post, went to the very top on a precarious ladder but the view was worth a million bucks! The Mandan Indian reservation is over 200 years old...their homes were built with large tree trunks and covered with mud to keep the heat in, N.Dakota winters can be brutal....and you can see the Missouri River in the distance. Native Indians settled near rivers. Love the vast spaciousness of this beautiful state. #northdakota #mandan #indianreservation #somuchhistoryhere #historybuff

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An 87-year old man known as Ike Simms, who was born and raised in the state of Georgia, is shown proudly holding two signs that have stars on them. The representation of these stars? One for each of his eleven sons that were serving overseas and who fought in the Great War for the United States of America. Location unidentified, but possibly Atlanta, Georgia. Circa between 1917 and 1919.

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Another chance at vehicle identification, please name the model of armored vehicle shown. Correct answers will receive a like, so please answer before looking at other comments, thank you.

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22 month violin / fiddle progress featuring "Santa Anna's Retreat" written after an American victory during the Mexican American War of 1846 to 1848. Did you know that many people in various nations of the world thought the United States would lose? Did they not learn their lesson when we won a series of impressive wars against the British, the Barbary Pirates, and various Indian nations even though we ourselves were a young nation! As a coach growing up my dad always said "Never underestimate your opponent because the second you do is the second you lose". What battle are you fighting in life? If you think you will win, you will win. Victory! #fiddling #fiddler #fiddlemusic #celtic #celticmusic #westernmusic #19thcentury #mexicanamericanwar #santaannasretreat #americanhistory #patriotic #historynerd #historical #knowledgeispower #hibernum #gingerviking #gingerliscious #iamredhead #historybuff #handlebar #handlebarmustache #flanelshirt #iamnotahipsterbrah #iamnotahipsterbrahiswhatahipsterwouldsay

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Omg. Omg.
Anyone who has talked history with me knows that I've studied the Cathars (a medieval gnostic sect) extensively - I have books about the Albigensian crusade scattered throughout our house.
So, knowing that, can you imagine my fan girl moment when I saw this at tonight's venue?? Like, I touched the wood and my heart was beating super fast and I sorta wanted to cry.

Over a door.

It was amazing. And I probably had @kaitbaileyphoto wondering what the hell is wrong with me. 😂

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Adventure is always just around that next corner. 😎👍🏻 Oh, and in this case, so is Monday. 😐
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Photo by: @4x4_touring

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Likely the very streetcar that Edgar Degas rode during his stay in New Orleans. It’s the oldest one in the city, dating back to 1835. Learn much, much more about Degas’s time in New Orleans on episode 2 of THE IMPRESSIONIST podcast. Coming SO soon.
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Did you know The Chicago Theatre is home to the original, 1921, 29-rank Wulitzer theatre pipe organ from when we first opened our doors? 🎹🎶.
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#ChicagoTheatreChicagoHistory #HistoryBuff #Loop #Wulitzer #Music #Classic #Original #Antique

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