Hunda Destination Guide
Discover Hunda in Solomon Islands!
Hunda in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is a town located in Solomon Islands - some 221 mi (or 356 km) North-West of Honiara, the country's capital.
Local time in Hunda is now 05:26 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Titiana, Rarumana, Poporo, Patupaele, Mbomboe or Buala. When in this area, you might want to check out Vavanga, Tughagha, Sambira, Pepele, Niupilesi and Ghatere as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Blackett Strait is a waterway in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. It lies between the islands of Kolombangara to the north, and Arundel Island (Kohinggo) to the south. It connects Vella Gulf to the west with Kula Gulf to the east. During the Solomon Islands campaign in World War II, the Battle of Blackett Strait was fought here between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy on the night of 5–6 March 1943.
Located at -8.1, 157.01 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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).
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.
Western Province (Solomon Islands)
Western Province is the largest of the provinces of the Solomon Islands. The area is renowned for its beautiful tropical islands, excellent diving and snorkelling, coral reefs and WWII wrecks, ecotourism lodges, and head-hunting shrines. The province contains many small lagoons and most of the country's tourist trade.
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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