As set out here:
Perhaps the entire period between 7 August 1942, when the first Marines landed in the Solomons 1, and the final evacuation of Guadalcanal by the Japanese should be labeled "The Battle of Guadalcanal." Hardly a day went by during that 6 months which did not see action on land, in the air, or on the sea.
Out of this battle came Richard Tregaskis' Guadalcanal Diary which became a movie and then this radio version.
An excellent look at the naval aspects of the action at Guadalcanal is James Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal.
We interviewed Mr. Hornfischer on Midrats back in 2011: