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English: Chart of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, October 26, 1942, showing approximate paths of participating forces.


  • A- U.S. carrier task forces: Hornet and Enterprise (solid black line)
  • B- Japanese "Main" body under Chuichi Nagumo with carriers Zuiho, Shokaku, and Zuikaku (solid red line)
  • C- Japanese carrier Junyo under Rear Admiral Kakuji Kakuta (dotted red line)
  • D- Japanese battleship and cruiser "Advanced" and "Vanguard" forces under Nobutake Kondo and Hiroaki Abe (arrowed red line)
  • E- Zuiho and Shokaku withdraw from battle area
  • F- Zuikaku and Junyo join to launch afternoon strikes on U.S. carrier forces

Numbered yellow dots:

  • 1- 08:30-Zuiho hit
  • 2- 10:15-Hornet hit and crippled
  • 3- 10:20-Shokaku hit
  • 4- 11:15-Enterprise hit
  • 5- 12:30-Zuiho and Shokaku retire from the battle area.

Dansk: Kort over slaget ved Santa Cruz-øerne, 26. oktober, 1942, viser de omtrentlige ruter, som de deltagende styrker fulgte.


  • A- Amerikanske hangarskibsstyrker: Hornet og Enterprise (fuldt optrukken sort streg)
  • B- Japanske hovedstyrke under Chuichi Nagumo med hangarskibene Zuiho, Shokaku og Zuikaku (fuldt optrukken rød streg)
  • C- Japanske hangarskib Junyo under kontreadmiral Kakuji Kakuta (stiplet rød linje)
  • D- Japanske slagskibe og krydsere i fremskudte og forreste styrke under Nobutake Kondo og Hiroaki Abe (rød linje med pile)
  • E- Zuiho og Shokaku trækker sig tilbage fra kampområdet
  • F- Zuikaku og Junyo mødes for at indlede eftermiddagens angreb på de amerikanske hangarskibe

Nummererede gule pletter:

  • 1- 08.30-Zuiho rammes
  • 2- 10.15-Hornet rammes og beskadiges
  • 3- 10.20-Shokaku rammes
  • 4- 11.15-Enterprise rammes
  • 5- 12.30-Zuiho og Shokaku trækker sig tilbage fra kampområdet.

Русский: Схема боя у островов Санта-Крус 26 октября 1942 года, приближенно показывающая движение противоборствующих сил.

Пути движения кораблей:

  • A- Американские соединения Хорнета и Энтерпрайза (сплошная чёрная линия)
  • B- Японская авианосная группа под командованием Нагумо в составе авианосцев Сёкаку, Дзюйкаку и Дзуйхо (сплошная красная линия)
  • C- Японский авианосец Дзюнъё (прерывистая красная линия)
  • D- Японские линкоры и крейсера Основных сил Кондо и Передового отряда Абэ (красная линия со стрелками)
  • E- Выход Сёкаку и Дзуйхо из зоны боевых действий
  • F- Движение Дзюйкаку и Дзюнъё после объединения

Пронумерованные желтые точки:

  • 1- 07:30-повреждение Дзуйхо
  • 2- 09:15-повреждение Хорнета
  • 3- 09:20-повреждение Сёкаку
  • 4- 10:15-повреждениеЭнтерпрайза
  • 5- 11:30-Дзуйхо и Сёкаку выходят из зоны боевых действий.

Background taken from (which is a U.S. government public domain document) and modified by myself, cla68, on July 5, 2006 to include warship forces battle tracks. Released under the GFDL.


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