Talk:USS Juneau (CL-52)

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Please introduce this word properly, or replace with "shoot down" etc 17:50, 20 May 2007 (UTC)


How is the ships name pronunced? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:56, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Factual Innacuracy[edit]

There seems to be an innacuracy on this page:

"While awaiting rescue, all but 10 died from the elements and savage shark attacks, including Captain Swenson and the two remaining Sullivan brothers. (The other three died as a direct result of the 2nd torpedo.) (Kurzman, 1994)."

However other postings mention that all five Sullivan brothers have died on the attack. See: and ( (talk) 05:48, 10 November 2008 (UTC))

Wreck location[edit]

Is the wreck location listed accurate? The Official Chronology of the US Navy in WWII lists 10°34′S 161°44′E / 10.567°S 161.733°E / -10.567; 161.733, which is on land in the midst of San Christobal Island. The coordinates were added in 2011 as 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067 (44' changed to 04') along with a link to which lists the incorrect 44' location matching the chronology. Any of those numbers could contain a typo, do we have a source that says the typo is 44' = 04'? The reason I ask is USS Ballard lists in 20 November 1942 war diary that they recovered 2 survivors near 11°11′S 161°58′E / 11.183°S 161.967°E / -11.183; 161.967, which is about 75 miles SE of the location listed as the sinking. I know it was several days later, but still, 75 miles seems like a long distance. Are we 100% certain on the 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067 location and what is our source? --Dual Freq (talk) 16:57, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I don't know what source they use, but the Combined Fleet - I-26 page says "JUNEAU sinks in about 20 seconds at 10°33′S 161°03′E / 10.550°S 161.050°E / -10.550; 161.050." which is about 2 miles from the 10°34′S 161°04′E / 10.567°S 161.067°E / -10.567; 161.067 location we are listing, so that would seem to back up the location we have. --Dual Freq (talk) 17:04, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Report from Gilbert G. Hoover, Commanding Officer, USS Helena titled "Submarine Torpedo Attack on Task Unit and sinking of USS Juneau, report of" dated 14 Nov 1942 says they were at location 10°34′6″S 161°04′00″E / 10.56833°S 161.06667°E / -10.56833; 161.06667, course 180, speed 18 knots at 1101, the beginning of the attack with San Francisco 1000 yards north and Juneau 800 yards off SF's starboard quarter. There is also an attached hand drawn diagram. Which seems to validate what we have as well, so I guess the two survivors drifted over 70 miles before they were rescued by Ballard 7 days later, on the 20th. --Dual Freq (talk) 17:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)