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Bombardment of Hitachi


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After the British Pacific Fleet joined US Navy off the coast of Japan, British ships joined in the series of coastal bombardments in a night attack on targets around Hitachi. Despite considerable firepower limited visibility lead to less damage inflicted than expected.



  • USS Iowa
  • USS Missouri
  • USS Wisconsin
  • USS North Carolina
  • USS Alabama
  • USS Atlanta II
  • USS Dayton
  • eight destroyers

Royal Navy:

  • HMS King George V
  • two destroyers
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