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Task Force 37
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1943/08 - 09
1943/10
Kavieng raids 1943/12 - 1944/01
Emirau Landing, Kavieng Bombardment 44/03/20
"ICEBERG" -British Pacific Fleet
1945/07 - 08 British Pacific Fleet

1943/08 - 09
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43/08 - 09/02
BB Maryland/FF, Colorado
CVE Breton
DD Selfridge, Ralph Talbot
DesRon12: Farenholt, Lardner, Buchanan, McCalla
43/08/14 Lardner joined at Pago Pago
43/08/30 0700 departed Esp. Santo
43/08/31 0700 TF 39 joined
1500 joined formation with TF 38
1700 TF 39 left formation for simulated night attack
2100 TF 39 rejoined formation
43/09/01 ?? relieved formation ??
43/09/02? arrived Esp. Santo

fleet (combined TF 37/38/39) exercises SW of Esp. Santo 43/10/07-10
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Note:
ships assigned and fleet movements taken from USS Denver Deck Log. From mentioned informations couldn't be specified assignment of individual ships to particular Task Force involved in exercises. So folowing information are described in each of the forces individual site. Author 'll be greteful for every rectifiing informations
Ships Involved:
CV Saratoga
CVE Breton
BB Washington, South Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts
CL Montpelier, Denver, Columbia, San Juan, San Diego
DD Farenholt, Lardner, Wadsworth, Anthony, Hudson, Fullam, Foote, Charles Ausburne, Stack, Wilson, Woodworth, Claxton, Dyson
Evolved composition of Task Forces
TF 37
BB Washington, South Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts
DD Farenholt, Lardner, Wadsworth, Hudson, Fullam
TF 37 43/10/07 1800
CL Montpelier, Denver, Foote, Charles Ausburne
TG 37.2 43/10/09 1100
CTG RAdm Hanson (ComBatDiv9)
CV Saratoga
BB South Dakota/GF, Alabama
CL Montpelier, Denver, San Juan
DD ??
TG 37.2 43/10/09 1700
CTG RAdm Hanson (ComBatDiv9)
BB South Dakota/GF, Alabama
CL Montpelier, Denver
DD 4
TF 38
CTF RAdm Sherman
CV Saratoga/FF
CVE Breton
CL San Juan, San Diego
DD Stack, Wilson, Woodworth, Anthony
TF 39
CTG RAdm Aaron Stanton Merrill (ComCruDiv12)
CL Montpelier, Columbia, Denver
DD Claxton, Charles Ausburne, Dyson, Foote

Fleet movements:
43/10/07 departed Esp. Santo
1800 TF 37 formed for exercises of simulated torpedo attack - Montpelier, Denver, Foote, Charles Ausburne
2000 100 miles SSW of Eps. Santo
43/10/08 simulated air attack excercises
0000 - TG - Montpelier, Denver, Dyson, Claxton, Charles Ausburne, Stanley
0800 160 miles SW of Esp. Santo
1200 180 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
2000 240 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
43/10/09 0715 - TF 39 left fleet to form attack formation
0800 250 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
1100 - TG 37.2 (OTC RAdm Hanson, comBatDiv9)
1200 240 miles WSW of Esp. Santo
1700 - TG 37.2 (OTC RAdm Hanson, comBatDiv9)
2000 190 miles SW of Esp. Santo
43/10/10 0800 100 miles SSW of Esp. Santo
1200 60 miles S of Esp. Santo
1600 TF 39 arrived Segond Channel, Esp. Santo

1943/10
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DD DesDiv41: Taylor

43/10/23-43/10/26 Taylor escorted AE Lassen from Efate to Noumea, then Aldebaran back to Efate

Kavieng raids 1943/12 - 1944/01
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TG 37.2
CTG RAdm Frederic C. Sherman
CV Bunker Hill
CVL Monterey
BB Washington
DD DesRon46 DesDiv91: Charrette, Conner, Bell
DesDiv92: Bradford, Brown, Cowell

43/12/21 37.2 departed Esp. Santo
43/12/25 37.2 renumbered from TG 50.4
strike Kavieng - sinking AP Tenryu Maru (02-36S, 150-49E); damaging APs W.21 and W.22 and AP (ex-CX) Kiyozumi Maru
44/01/01 37.2 strike Kavieng - damaging Noshiro
44/01/04 37.2 strike Kavieng - damaging Fumizuki, Sacuki
44/01/07 37.2 arrived Esp. Santo
44/01/18 Efate - sail for Funafuti (Ellice Is)
44/01/20 Funafuti
44/01/23 37.2 renumbered to TG 58.3

Emirau Landing, Kavieng Bombardment 44/03/20
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TF 37 = TG 36.2? - see in

"ICEBERG" -British Pacific Fleet
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45/05/28 TF 57 > TF 37

1945/07 - 08 British Pacific Fleet
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CTF VAdm Sir Bernard J. Rowlings
CV Formidable (1841 Sq., 1842 Sq., 1848 Sq., 848 Sq.)
Victorious (1834 Sq., 1836 Sq., 849 Sq.)
Implacable (801 Sq., 880 Sq., 1771 Sq., 828 Sq.)
Indefatigable (887 Sq., 894 Sq., 1772 Sq., 820 Sq.)
BB King George V./FF
CL New Foundland (RCN), Uganda (RCN) (till 07/27), Gambia, Achilles (RNZN), Euryalus, Black Prince, Argonaut (from 07/27)
DD Quadrant, Quiberon, Quickmatch, Quality, Barfleur
DesFlot7: Napier, Nizam (from 08/07)
DesFlot24: Troubridge, Tenacious, Teazer, Terpsichore
DesFlot25: Grenville/F, Undine, Undaunted, Urania, Urchin, Ulysses
DesFlot27: Wakeful, Wrangler, Termagent

45/07/01 departed Manus
45/07/16 arrived to operation area: 1 BB, 4 CV, 8 CL, 18 DD
45/07/20 rendevoused with TU 112.2.6
45/07/24 sinking/share Hijuga (3410' N.,13233'E.)
45/07/25 attacked by IJNAF
45/07/28 strike Kure - sinking/share corvette #4 in Ise Bay, Yokosuka (34-43N, 136-43E) corvetet #30 off Yura
45/07/30 off Maizuru sinking frigate Okinawa (35-30N, 135-21E), complete the destruction of AP Teiritsu Maru, aground off Maizuru (35-92N, 135-20E)
45/08/07 off Saipan - Nizam joined from TF 112
45/08/09 off Onagawa sinking frigate Amakusa (3826'N., 14130'E.)
45/08/15 last Tokio strike

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