Cap Mandrake -> RE: Firestarter (9/2/2014 4:40:51 PM)
*************July 31, 1943(c)***********
Some interesting action
Kyushu: As expected..DD's inbound for Kanoya. Dark night, T-storms. Good torpedo attack weather.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Tanegashima at 102,62, Range 4,000 Yards
PT-251, Shell hits 1
This does not scare the WJD's. They dodge the subs and close on Kanoya. Of the three SCTF's, they encounter the medium TF with San Francisco as flag. To make it fair we don't use our radar.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kanoya at 102,61, Range 1,000 Yards
DD Akebono, Shell hits 25, and is sunk
DD Ushio, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Kisaragi, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA San Francisco, Shell hits 1
DD Maury, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Conyngham, Shell hits 4, on fire
Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Calloway K. crosses the 'T'
DD Ushio engages CA San Francisco at 1,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Conyngham at 1,000 yards
DD Maury engages DD Akebono at 1,000 yards
DD Akebono engages DD Fletcher at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Maury sunk by DD Kisaragi at 2,000 yards
DD Ushio engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards