Action off Samar/Definition

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One of the subordinate phases of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and often called the most gallant action in the history of the U.S. Navy, a failed attack by the main Japanese Center Force under vice admiral Takeo Kurita against a light U.S. force defending the transports and invasion beaches in the Philippines