Night engagement off Empress Augusta Bay, during World War 2. Documents describing U.S. forces engaged in the battle. View of the Augusta Bay at dawn. Animation on screen shows the Guadalcanal naval battles and the attacks on Solomon Islands and Bougainville Island. A diagram depicts the movement of U.S. Navy Task Force 39 from Empress Augusta Bay to Shortland Island and diverting towards Treasury Island. Fleet of ships en route. United States B-24 Bomber in flight. Diagram shows the route of Japanese Forces and the United States Task Force 39. Fleet of Japanese ships on the way.
Painting depicts Japanese planning an attack. Map shows the Empress Augusta Bay. The range of torpedo action distance between the Japanese cruisers and the United States Task Force 39 cruisers. Diagram depicts the position of destroyers and the torpedo attack.
Fleet of United States Task Force 39 ships approach Empress Augusta Bay. Diagram depicts the distances of ships and the aircraft. View of a radar on screen. Diagram shows the direction and formation of ships follow. Fleet of on going ships. Cruisers open fire and explosions occur. Radar shows the range of Northern, Southern and Central groups.
Rear Admiral A S Merrill states his observations on the Commander Task Force 39 during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. United States B-24 Bomber in flight. The Task Force should develop a tactical doctrine to attack the Japanese enemy. Radar shows the Northern Southern and center Japanese enemy groups in range. Division 45 pass an enemy target thinking it to be friendly. Cartoon animation of a sailor with NBC emblem on sleeve.
Rear Admiral A S Merrill talks about target illumination and recognition of Commander Task Force 39 during the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. Enemy drop star shells. He talks about the speed ships should maintain, the accessibility of CIC to the Captain and planning a tactical plot.
Diagram depicts U.S. Destroyer Division 46 ships closing on Center group of Japanese ships. Division 46 changes direction toward the Northern Japanese group. Ship hit by a torpedo and shell. CIC group members check radar. Shell bombing around the three ships of the 46th Division.