Description: A Mirai landing party on Guadalcanal has a close call with both the Japanese Islanders and the attacking American forces. The Mirai witnesses the Battle of Savo Island, where the Allied naval force covering the landing is destroyed by the Japanese Eighth Fleet under Admiral Gunichi Mikawa. When the Japanese fleet withdraws without attacking American transports, the crew of Mirai think history as they know it remains unchanged. However, the withdrawal is in fact part of a larger strategy. General Vandegrift receives a message from the Mirai warning him to withdraw immediately if they value their lives. Meanwhile, Lt. Commander Oguri wants to blow up an American ammunition dump, but Kadomatsu overrules him.