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HMNZS Achilles

Always outgunned

A New Zealand Leander Class Light Cruiser



Started the war near Port Moresby, joined there with ANZAC cruiser force.


Joined Task Force 132 At Port Moresby to Raid Japanese Landings at Finschhafen and Rabaul (12/16/1942)

Finschhafen Raid (12/18/1941)

5 Japanese Ships Sunk

Rabaul Raid (12/19/1941)

6 Japanese Ships Sunk

Assigned Task Force 9 to raids Efate (1/20/1942)

Ordered to Raid Rossel Island (3/9/1942)

4 Japanese Ships sunk at Rossel Island (3/11/1942)
Took 1 Shell Hit

Assigned to support Invasion of Rossel Island (3/17/1942)

Ordered to support invasion of Guadacanal (3/25/1942)

Attacked Japanese Harbor at Lunda (3/27/1942)

8 Ships sunk including IJN Ashigara and IJN Natori.

5 more Ships sunk (3/28/1942)

Raided Salamua (4/12/1942)

8 Japanese Ships Sunk

Intercepted Japanese Task force near Port Moresby (5/5/1942)

Took 1 Shell hit

2 Japanese Ships sunk including IJN Naka

Took Part in First Battle of Port Moresby (5/6/1942)

Took 4 Shell hits

Supported Invasion of Lunga (5/29/1942) Attacked by Japanese B1 class submarine I-23 near Fiji (6/14/1942) Took 3 Torpedoes and Sunk

Loss Admitted (6/14/1942)

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