At 22:35, Helena’s radar spotted the Japanese fleet, and American forces succeeded in cutting off the Japanese fleet T. 18 years of Fast and Furious Author Signatures shirt. Both sides opened fire, but because Admiral Goto thought that he was being mistakenly shot from your ships, ordered the entire squadron to turn 180 degrees, leaving his entire force exposed to the fire. American warship. Furutaka was sunk. Aoba was hit by about 40 rounds of 152 mm (6 inch) and 203 mm (8 inch) shells. The bridge was destroyed, the 2nd gun turret was disabled and the turret No. 3 was destroyed. Other hits hit four of Aoba’s boilers. Admiral Goto was killed and 80 other crew members were killed. After a temporary repair at Shortland, Aoba tried to return to Truk on October 15, where Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directly monitored the damage and ordered the ship to return to Japan.