_Derfflinger_ wrote:The USN "old" BB's were VERY vulnerable to underwater attack.
Look at the huge torpedo blisters that were applied to them when they received refits.
Gary wrote:Hi Bgile.
The number of Battleships that survived more than just 2 torpedo hits (in a single enemy attack) is very small.
We do of course, have to disregard the theory book where Yamato is concerned.
She was NOT an ordinary run of the mill battleship.
Tiornu wrote:I believe Shinano had a different main belt than Yamato, but the same lower belt. We know Yamato's TDS couldn't stand up to a Torpex warhead, so I don't think it's much of any issue. The key factor for Shinano was the lack of watertightness and the poor performance of her personnel...all right, that's two factors.
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