World War II Pacific Naval Battles

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    Again better than US SSK attack in Palawan passage during Leyte Gulf battle yet enough succesful o_O

    I don' t think it is necessary i go back on the destruction of Taiho ( the more sophisticated Japanse CV ) and Shokaku during Philippines Sea Battle 06/44... :eek: maybe attack not also succesful ( reasons fuel of Bornéo + very poor damage controls ) but against a big sucess of US SSKs !

     
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    USS New Mexico (BB40) July 1944, preparation for invasion of Guam .jpg
     
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    Those torpedo salvos only killed one CV each. The Japanese torpedo spread in question killed a CV, a DD, and damaged a BB, all with one single spread of torpedoes. I'd say that Japanese spread was the most successful single spread ever fired.

    Btw, there was no such thing as an SSK in WWII. SSK designates postwar conventional hunter killer subs meant primarily to hunt submerged soviet conventional subs in the few years when conceptions of Atlantic ASW warfare hasn't yet been overtaken by nuclear submarines. No World War II subs were much good at hunting submerged submarines.
     
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