lwd wrote:Indeed I'd argue the Hiei makes a much better case for the protection being a bit light. I can't think of a single BB that would have been in good shape if it recieved the hits that Kirishima did.
culverin wrote:Has any further research been done on this wreck since the original prognosis by R. Lundgren,
many have submitted observations on forums, but has any definitive conclusion been established and published.
Do their shipwrecks have any appeal to the Japanese themselves.
There has always been the debate whether we have Kirishima, or her sister Hiei.
One or the other remain to be discovered.
Only a few decades ago it was believed most battleships/ battlecruisers lost to enemy action would always sit upright. With an increasing number being sighted in their fateful resting places, virtually all are in fact inverted, as here.
alecsandros wrote:... Very interesting Steve.
What is still unknown to me is if a definitive id of the sunken vessel was done ? Many say it could be the Hiei... which sank very close to the Kirishima, and was also riddled with shell holes.
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