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SCUBA/ Submarine Vs CruIser In war. 1945

Discussion in 'History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss' started by Bubblesong, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
    You can check Wiki or WW2 Database.
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  2. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Miami
    Since Drachinifel recently covered this:

    As stated, the Takao and Myoko were hors de combat at the time they were attacked in Singapore. Both cruisers had been part of Admiral Kurita's Center Force at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. Takao was hit by two torpedoes en route to the Philippines in a submarine attack that sank its sister ships Atago and Maya, and was forced to retire to Singapore for repairs. Myoko was hit by an aerial torpedo the next day and also forced to retire; on the way to Cam Ranh Bay she ran into another American sub that blew her stern off with a torpedo and left her to be towed to Singapore. Lacking the needed materials to get either cruiser seaworthy for a return to Japan, they were relegated to service as floating antiaircraft batteries.

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