Bismarck Sea

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Bismarck Sea

The Bismarck Sea lies in the soothwastren Paceefic Ocean tae the north o the island o Papua New Guinea an tae the sooth o the Bismarck Airchipelago an Admiralty Islands. Lik the Bismarck airchipelago, it is named in honour o the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck. The Bismarck airchipelago extends roond tae the east an north o the sea, enclosin the Bismarck Sea an separatin it frae the Paceefic Ocean. Tae the sooth it is linked tae the Solomon Sea bi the Vitiaz Strait.[1]

It wis the steid o a major Japanese naval defeat in the Battle o the Bismarck Sea durin Warld War II on 3 an 4 Mairch 1943.[2]

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  1. "Bismarck Sea". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  2. "Pacific War Maps". Retrieved 2007-07-15.