If you want to read a great book about the Navy in WW II try "Neptune's Inferno" by James Hornfischer. It's about the total Guadalcanal Campaign.
The recent HBO series told about the USMC portion. The total campaign lasted over three months. In the end the Navy saved the USMC and solidified their sacrifice. Total dead in three months: USMC about 1100, US Navy over 5000. The USN lost 24 ships sunk. More damaged. The conventional story is that the Navy took off and left the Marines stranded. That was only true for the first week or so. The USN was down to 1 Carrier so they fought 5 surface fleet battles with the Japanese Navy over a 3 month period. They were bloody, scary, awful times for the sailors on those ships.
You will really appreciate what sailors went through in combat.