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Gizo in the region of Solomon Islands (general) with it's 6,154 inhabitants is a place in Solomon Islands - some 231 mi (or 372 km) North-West of Honiara, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Gizo is now 05:16 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Vavanga, Titiana, Poporo, Pepele, Patupaele or Buala. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tutitoto, Titiana, Sagheraghi, Pokimundi, Pailongge and Gizo. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Surfing the Solomon Islands

05:21 min ( November 12, 2007 by SolSurfing)
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Eco-Surfing adventures and exploration in the Solomon Islands, feral style

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Interesting facts about this location

Gizo, Solomon Islands

Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in the Solomon Islands. With a population of 6,154 (2005 estimates), it is the second largest town in the country. It is situated on Ghizo Island approximately 380 kilometers west-northwest of the capital, Honiara, and is just southwest of the larger island of Kolombangara.

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Located at -8.1, 156.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in the Solomon Islands

Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109

PT-109 was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of the PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. The incident may have also contributed to Kennedy's long-term back problems.

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Located at -8.1, 156.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:1942 ships, 20th-century military history of the United States, Conflicts in 1943, John F. Kennedy, Maritime incidents in 1943, Naval battles of World War II involving Japan, Naval battles of World War II involving the United States, PT boats, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, Ships built in New Jersey, Ships sunk in collisions, World War II patrol vessels of the United States, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean

Kennedy Island

Kennedy Island (colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island though the correct local name is Kasolo Island) is an island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy. The island is remembered to be the area Lt. John F. Kennedy had aided his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri in World War II. Two American sailors died in the incident. Kennedy Island lies 15 minutes by boat from the provincial capital of the Western Province, Gizo.

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Located at -8.1, 156.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Islands of the Solomon Islands, John F. Kennedy

Japanese destroyer Kuroshio

Japanese destroyer Kuroshio was the third vessel to be commissioned in the 19-vessel Kagerō-class destroyers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the late-1930s under the Circle Three Supplementary Naval Expansion Program (Maru San Keikaku).

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Located at -8.1, 156.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:1938 ships, Kagerō-class destroyers, Maritime incidents in 1943, Ships built in Japan, Ships sunk by mines, Shipwrecks in the Solomon Sea, World War II destroyers of Japan, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean

Japanese destroyer Oyashio

Japanese destroyer Oyashio was the fourth vessel to be commissioned in the 19-vessel Kagerō-class destroyers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the late-1930s under the Circle Three Supplementary Naval Expansion Program (Maru San Keikaku).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -8.1, 156.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:1938 ships, Kagerō-class destroyers, Maritime incidents in 1943, Ships built in Japan, Ships sunk by aircraft, Shipwrecks in the Solomon Sea, World War II destroyers of Japan, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean