Karavia Bay

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Karavia Bay is a bay near Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Simpson Harbour is located to the north, while to the east is Blanche Bay.[1]

The naval battle of Karavia Bay was fought in February 1944 during World War II in the bay. A number of shipwrecks are located in the bay.


  1. ^ Rottman, p.172.


  • Rottman, Gordon L. (2001), World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study, Greenwood Press; Santa Barbara, CA. ISBN 0-313-31395-4

Coordinates: 4°18′S 152°11′E / 4.300°S 152.183°E / -4.300; 152.183