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)
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)
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)
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
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)