Why is the area of the sea between Guadalcanal and Savo Island called : Ironbottom Sound?


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Ironbottom Sound is named because of the high numbers of ship and plane wreckages that can be found there, which sank during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942-1943

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Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Rooster...I also read there is now leakage, oil and such, damaging coral reefs...they are starting cleanup, with attention to preserving the memorial aspect of the sound
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
This book is dedicated to the thousands of American Sailors still on duty in the depths of Ironbottom Sound off Guadalcanal in the South Pacific.
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Do give us the name of the book, Rooster?

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