|Settlements||Ōita, Uwajima, Seiyo, Sukumo|
|References||Bungo Strait: Japan National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA|
The Bungo Channel (豊後水道, Bungo-suidō) is a strait separating the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku. It connects the Philippine Sea and the Seto Inland Sea on the western end of Shikoku. The narrowest part of this channel is the Hōyo Strait.
In the English-speaking world, the Bungo Strait is most known as a setting in the 1958 World War II submarine film Run Silent, Run Deep, based upon the best-selling 1955 novel by then-Commander Edward L. Beach Jr. On 9 November, 1944, the USS Archer-Fish sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano, just nine hours into its maiden voyage in the Bungo strait. Shinano had been built in secret after being converted to a carrier, from a battleship of the Yamato class.
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- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bungo Kaikyō" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 91.
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