Why was the Battle of Coral Sea a victory for the United States?

1 Answer
Mar 29, 2017


The U.S. Navy was outgunned by the Japanese navy.


The Japanese navy sent a fleet of ships to the Coral Sea where they met up with a small group of American ships, only one of which was a carrier, the aging USS Lexington which was severely damaged and scuttled early on and the USS Yorktown, and no battleships like the Japanese had.

The U.S. cruisers, however, were able to outmaneuver the Japanese navy and inflicted severe enough damage upon it to cause its retreat.