alecsandros wrote:Does anyone know more about the sinking of this brave US destroyer ?
It appears she was chased down by 2 Japanese battleships (Hiei and Kirishima), 2 heavy cruisers and 3 aircraft carriers.
Hiei opened at 27km, and continued firing with little effect. It seems she did hit the destroyer though, at 23-24km, with 1 shell (out of 210 fired). THis could qualify for the longest gunfire hit, especialy as it was performed on a small, and very manouvreable ship...
Any info would be appreciated,
alecsandros wrote:... All the claims have been disproved in more recent analysis, IIRC...
Japanese records are notoriously overstated.
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