Bismarck Sea


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Bismarck Sea

A section of the southwest Pacific Ocean northeast of New Guinea and northwest of New Britain. During World War II it was the site of a major naval battle (March 2-3, 1943) in which a Japanese convoy was almost completely destroyed.
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Noun1.Bismarck Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the southwest of the Bismarck ArchipelagoBismarck Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago
battle of the Bismarck Sea, Bismarck Sea - a naval battle in World War II; Allied land-based bombers destroyed a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea in March 1943
2.Bismarck Sea - a naval battle in World War II; Allied land-based bombers destroyed a Japanese convoy in the Bismarck Sea in March 1943
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Bismarck Sea - an arm of the South Pacific to the southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago
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In 1945, during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea was sunk by kamikazes with the loss of 318 men.
The newly assembled Auxiliary Cutter (AC), is the third and final seafloor production tool (SPT) being built for Nautilus Minerals for polymetallic sulphides (also called seafloor massive sulphides) mining at its Solwara 1 deposit in the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea.
The governor of that capital city appoints retired British military police officer Will Prior to investigate the death, so he travels to "tranquil Kabakon, one of the safe, forgotten islands that lay between New Britain and New Ireland in the deep and ancient waters off the Bismarck Sea.
Madang, nestling against the warm waters of the Bismarck Sea on PNG's north coast, provides welcome respite after the excitement of the Highlands.
Particular mention should be made of his description of the aerial Battle of the Bismarck Sea.
From the Bismarck Sea to the slopes of Mount Wilhelm, the Papua New Guinea expedition will see off nearly 200 researchers, students and volunteers.
In Nautilus's Solwara 1 claim in the Bismarck Sea off Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean, a seafloor "surface mine" covering just over a tenth of a square kilometre, the company has calculated an ore body of more than three million tonnes, including 200,000 tonnes of copper and 480,000 grams of gold.
Nautilus Minerals is raising around $100 million through a private placement of common shares to fund the development of its first project, Solwara 1, in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea.
Deep-sea mining is expected to commence in the Bismarck Sea in PNG within the next three years.