Battle of Sagami Bay

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Battle of Sagami Bay
Part of World War II
Date 22/23 July 1945
Location off Bōsō Peninsula
Result United States victory
Belligerents
United States United States Japan Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
US Naval Jack 48 stars.svg T.H. Hederman unknown
Strength
9 destroyers 1 minesweeper,
1 submarine chaser,
2 freighters
Casualties and losses
none 1 freighter sunk,
1 freighter damaged

The Battle of Sagami Bay was a World War II anti-shipping raid off the tip of Bōsō Peninsula on the night of 22 July 1945. It was the last surface action of the war. Destroyer Squadron 61 (DesRon 61) of the U.S Navy engaged with a Japanese convoy consisting of two freighters escorted by subchaser No. 42 and minesweeper No.1. The Americans sank a freighter, No.5 Hakutetsu Maru of 800 long tons (810 t), and damaged another freighter, Enbun Maru of 6,919 long tons (7,030 t). The Japanese escorts were not damaged.

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