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USS Marblehead (CL-12) was an Omaha Class Light cruiser.


In Darwin (1/6/1942)

Assigned to Taskforce 401 with 9 Destroyers.

Attacked Several convoys sinking 8 Japanese Ships including 4 Destroyers (1/8/1942)

Intercepted bu IJN Kongo and IJN Naka near Namlea, but escaped with minor Damage.

Returned to Darwin.

Raided Lae (5/5/1942)

3 Japanese Ships Sunk

Attacked by Japanese Carrier based aircraft near Sydney (5/13/1942)

Repairs finished at Sydney (6/13/1942)

Tasked to support invasion of Buna with HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, USS Pensacola, HMS Danae, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk. (8/10/1942)

Attacked Japanese Submarine enroute to Buma (8/13/1942)

Supported invasion of Buna (8/19/1942-8/27/1942)

Ordered to attack Japanese carriers raiding Lunga (8/28/1942)

Evades IJN Zuikaku, IJN Zuiho, IJN Takao, and IJN Haguro near Russel Island (8/30/1942)

Tasked at Suva to Support Invasion of Luganville with USS South Dakota, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, USS Northampton, USS Pensacola, HMS Danae, USS Juneau, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk

Supported invasion of Luganville (9/21/1942-9/24/1942)

Task Force Attacked Japanese Invasion fleet at Lunga (10/31/1942)

15 Japanese Ships Sunk

Supported invasion of Rossel Island with HMS Ramillies, USS South Dakota, HMS Devonshire, HMAS Canberra, HNLMS Java, HMNZS Leander HMS Danae, USS Juneau, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk (11/3/1942)

Spotted by Submarine near Brisbane (12/3/1942)

Supported invasion of Nauru Island with HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Resolution, HMS Ramillies, USS Pensacola, USS Northampton, USS Portland, HMS Capetown, HMS Birmingham, HMS Dauntless, HMS Danae, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk (1/2/1943)

Attacked by G4M1 Bettys near Nauru Island (1/8/1943)

Took 1 Torpedo causing Heavy Damage

Under refit at Luganville (2/26/1943)

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