Sorry about the spelling, don't always check.
I have been fascinated by the amount of torpedoes that the Hornet took and 400 5" rounds. But must admit have not done much study into it.
What about the USS Laffey, great career, Lucky too.
Musashi was hit by around 19 torpedoes and 17 bombs, there are no confirmed numbers for hits and as the wreck has never been found (the Japanese will not allow a search) there can be no confirmation.
At last, Thank you Herald12345 for information that is clear and discriptive. just stopped at a cafe to check, so not a lot of time. Shan Ano, Pull your head in, (Indian idic), it is NOT JAPANESE. Shan is chinese! If you want to argue with my Japanese Wife and My Chinese mother good luck to you. But I am sending them to your house to sort it out. Ha Ha.
JFKY, it is nice to see you have thick skin, I can give you a little stick and you can take it. Remeber you dont have to insult peoples intelligence to be smarter than them.
Will get back to you guys with some numbers soon. (on Holiday)
But Please think of this!
Iowa ,by far had the best fire control system. No arguement. That does not mean Yamato can not hit the target. They just had a different way of doing it.
I play golf to a single figure handicap. I once played a guy who was 86 and he beat me on stroke play by 6 shots. I had the big range and on paper I should have kicked his arse. But all he did was get it straight and close, nothing fancy. He just did the job.I can see you going "the IOWA would be straight and close".
In a Naval battle there is no absolutes. Do not Discount the japanese because their fire control tech was not the same as the Americans. The Iowas training and results are well documented, How do you know that with all their training and all the japanese readyness for a battleship stand off that they could not hit the target. You dont know their training, you dont know how good they were at using the tech they had. On paper the POW and the Hood should have disposed of the bismark.( I have read the excuses). They did not. They fired several salvos before the bismark responded, but when the bismark responded , it was effective( they knew their equipment)
Historically, and JFKY has said that conflict did not start at 37k-40k. Historically battle would start at under 30k. THE IOWA could not penetrate the Yamatos deck armour under this range.
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