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Somerville also deployed a small number of submarines. 1 or 2 April, but Nagumo had delayed the Japanese sortie by several days. Five more were sunk by submarines off India’s west coast. Upon receipt of Birchall’s warning Somerville again sortied from Adu Atoll, as soon as his ships were ready to sail, but his fleet was now too far west to intercept the Japanese raid prior to its first attack against Ceylon. 36 Zero fighters as escort. RAF aircraft were on the ground as the Japanese flew overhead. Eighteen Japanese planes were lost to heavy anti-aircraft fire.
The Japanese only admitted to five losses, three of them over land — as only three destroyed planes were discovered on land. The RAF lost at least 27 aircraft. Ceylon where they were proceeding at high speed to rejoin Somerville’s command. A second attack wave sank the ships, killing 424 men. British aircraft carriers made contact with the Japanese carriers.
Somerville continued to probe for the IJN carriers on the night of 5 April 1942 failing to find the IJN ships. The RN’s only opportunity to launch a strike against enemy aircraft carriers faded away. Japanese air attack on 9 April 1942. They were returning to port when they were discovered at 08:55.
The Japanese lost five bombers and six fighters, one in a suicide attack on the Trincomalee fuel tanks. The Japanese sortie demonstrated their superiority in carrier operations, and revealed that the RAF had not had time to fully prepare its Ceylon-based defences, but it did not destroy British naval power in the Indian Ocean. Nagumo’s force as it intended. It must also be stated that the Japanese fleet under Admiral Nagumo never located Admiral Somerville’s main fleet while Nagumo’s carriers were subjected to their first ever bombing attack on 9 April 1942.