Japanese Forces

  • Rear Admiral Matsuji Ijuin
  • DD Sazanami (force flagship)(force flagship)
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. Akiji Suga

Destroyer Division 7

Part of Destroyer Squadron 3, Combined Fleet HQ
  • DD Hamakaze
    Commanding officer: Cdr. Hiroshi Uwai

Destroyer Division 17

Part of Destroyer Squadron 10, 3rd Fleet
  • Captain Toshio Miyazaki
  • DD Isokaze
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. Sumiya Kamiura

Destroyer Division 27

Part of Destroyer Squadron 2
  • Captain Tameichi Hara
  • DD Shigure
    Commanding officer: Lt. Cdr. Kimio Yamagami


  • Lt. Cdr. Toshio Niwa
  • 20 barges and small escorts
    • Ch. 5 (sunk)(sunk)
      Notes: Subchaser.
    • Ch. 12 (sunk)(sunk)
      Notes: Subchaser.

American Forces

  • Captain Thomas J. Ryan
  • Nicholas (DD-449)
  • O'Bannon (DD-450)
  • Taylor (DD-468)
  • Chevalier (DD-451)


  • The Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1945) by P. Dull
  • Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 by J. Rohwer & G. Hummelchen
  • Japanese Destroyer Captain by Captain T. Hara
  • "Long Lancers" by Allyn D. Nevitt, at the Nihon Kaigun website.