Event Summary

Battle of Coral Sea fought to a draw

Date

May 7, 1942

Description

First naval engagement (May 4-7, 1942)where competing surface forces did not make contact; both Japanese and Americans (USS Lexington)lost one carrier, but Japanese slowed in advance upon Australia. Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher commanded American forces.

Timeline 1

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Record ID

1149