American > Battle of Saipan > Ships

Shelling Saipan started on June 13, 1944, two days before the ground battle began. Fifteen American battleships fired 165,000 shells including 2,400 sixteen-inch (406 mm) shells. The next day eight more battleships and eleven cruisers joined the shelling.

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I have lived in Saipan since 1996 and enjoy learning about the amazing history of this island. This is a collection photographs that I believe to be public domain. If you have rights to a photograph on this website and wish for me to remove it or if you would like to add a photograph to the collection, please let me know. Thank you.