Imperial Japanese Navy Forces
Rear-Admiral Aritomo Goto
CA Aoba Captain Yonejiro Hisamune
CA Furutaka* Captain Tsutau Araki
CA Kinugasa Captain Masao Sawa
DD Fubuki* Commander Musao Yamashita
DD Hatsuyuki Lt. Commander Tatsuya Yamaguchi
United States Navy Forces
Rear Admiral Norman Scott
San Francisco (F) CA-38
Captain Charles H. McMorris
Salt Lake City CA-25 Captain Ernest G. Small
Boise CL-47 Captain Edward J. Moran
Helena CL-50 Captain Gilbert C. Hoover
Captain Robert G. Tobin
Farenholt DD-491 (F)
Lt. Commander Eugene T. Seaward
Duncan* DD-485 Lt. Commander Edmund B. Taylor
Laffey DD-459 Lt. Commander William E. Hank
Buchanan DD-484 Commander Ralph E. Wilson
McCalla DD-488 Lt. Commander William G. Cooper
*sunk in this battle
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2. A Battle History of the Imperial Navy (1941-1945) by P. Dull.
3. Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 by J. Rohwer & G. Hummelchen.
4. Nihon Kaigun website.
5. Guadalcanal Online website.