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|Part of the Pacific theater of World War II|
Japanese cruiser Haguro.
|United Kingdom||Empire of Japan|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Manley Laurence Power|| Shigeru Fukudome
Shintaro Hashimoto †
Kaju Sugiura †
|5 Destroyers||1 Heavy Cruiser
|Casualties and losses|
|1 destroyer damaged,
|1 cruiser sunk,
1 destroyer damaged,
The Battle of the Malacca Strait, sometimes called the Sinking of the Haguro, was a naval battle in World War II. The battle started because the British were searching for Japanese ships to sink. This May 1945 action was called Operation Dukedom. It resulted in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Haguro. Haguro had been supplying Japanese troops in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal since 1 May 1945.
- Firsthand account of the battle by a member of HMS Vigilant's crew.
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