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Hayler, Robert Ward


Photograph of Robert W. Hayler

Naval Historical Center #NH 92016
Cropped by author

Hayler commanded Honolulu in the Battle of Tassafaronga, where by sharp maneuvering he managed to avoid both the Japanese torpedoes and a collision with a friendly cruiser. At the Battle of Kolombangara, Honolulu's gunnery demolished Jintsu but Honolulu could not avoid taking a torpedo in her bow.  Hayler later commanded a cruiser division in the Marianas campaign and the Battle of Surigao Strait.

Service record

1914
Ensign
Graduates from Naval Academy
1942-8-3
Captain
Commander, CL Honolulu
1943-3-26     
Rear admiral     
Commander, Cruiser Division 12
1948-5-18

Commander, 6 Naval District

References
Naval Historical Center (accessed 2009-5-13)
Pettibone (2006)
Tuohy (2007)



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