Battle of Java sea

By Justice Dunning

Battle of Java Sea

  • February 27, 1942
  • Fought between The United States and Japan
  • It was fought off the coast of Java
  • Marked high tide of Japan Naval power in the Pacific

Important Facts

  • The United States only had 2 heavy cruisers, 3 light cruisers, 9 destroyers agaist Japan's 2 heavy cruisers 2 light cruisers 14 destroyers and 10 transport ships
  • 2,300 Allies were killed in this battle and 2 cruisers, 3 destroyers were sunk
  • This was one of the few loses for the allies