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Explore Paru in Solomon Islands.

Paru in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is located in Solomon Islands - some 23 mi (or 37 km) North-West of Honiara, the country's capital city.

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Time in Paru is now 06:01 AM (Saturday). 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: Taunavali, Takamboro, Paru, Ndoma, Mbokiaka or Buala. Since you are here already, consider visiting Veravaolu, Tuvu, Tenaro, Tambea, Tahaimbau and Moela. Where to go and what to see in Paru? We have collected some references on our attractions page.




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USS Northampton (CA-26)

USS Northampton (CA-26) was a heavy cruiser in service with the United States Navy. She was the lead ship of her class and commissioned in 1930. During World War II she served in the Pacific and was sunk by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942.

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Located at -9.27, 159.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1929 ships, Northampton-class cruisers, Ships built in Massachusetts, Shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound, United States Navy Massachusetts-related ships, World War II cruisers of the United States

Battle of Tassafaronga

The Battle of Tassafaronga, sometimes referred to as the Fourth Battle of Savo Island or, in Japanese sources, as the Battle of Lunga Point, was a nighttime naval battle that took place November 30, 1942 between United States (US) Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Guadalcanal campaign. The battle took place in Ironbottom Sound near the Tassafaronga area on Guadalcanal.

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Located at -9.27, 159.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1942 in Japan, 1942 in the Solomon Islands, Battles and operations of World War II involving the Solomon Islands, Conflicts in 1942, Military history of Japan during World War II, Naval battles of World War II involving Japan, Naval battles of World War II involving the United States, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, World War II naval operations and battles of the Pacific Theatre

Battle of Savo Island

The Battle of Savo Island, also known as the First Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the First Battle of the Solomon Sea, and colloquially among Guadalcanal veterans as The Battle of the Five Sitting Ducks, was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval forces.

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Located at -9.27, 159.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:1942 in Japan, 1942 in the Solomon Islands, Battles and operations of World War II involving the Solomon Islands, Conflicts in 1942, Military history of Japan during World War II, Naval battles of World War II involving Australia, Naval battles of World War II involving Japan, Naval battles of World War II involving the United States, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II

USS Astoria (CA-34)

The second USS Astoria (CA-34) was a United States Navy Astoria-class heavy cruiser that participated in both the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, but was then sunk in August 1942 at the Battle of Savo Island. Originally, Astoria was the lead ship of the Astoria-class as she was the first ship of that class to be laid down but received a later hull number higher than New Orleans because she was launched second.

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Located at -9.27, 159.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:1933 ships, New Orleans-class cruisers, Ships built in Washington (state), Shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound, United States Navy Oregon-related ships, World War II cruisers of the United States

USS De Haven (DD-469)

USS De Haven (DD-469) was a Fletcher-class destroyer of the United States Navy, the first Navy ship named for Lieutenant Edwin J. De Haven USN (1819–1865). De Haven was the first Fletcher-class ship lost in World War II, having been in commission only 133 days. De Haven was laid down by the Bath Iron Works Corporation at Bath, Maine on 27 September 1941, launched on 28 June 1942 by Miss H. N.

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Located at -9.27, 159.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:1942 ships, Fletcher-class destroyers of the United States Navy, Ships built in Maine, Ships sunk by aircraft, Shipwrecks in Ironbottom Sound, United States Navy Pennsylvania-related ships, World War II destroyers of the United States