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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Dec 2021 12:56 a.m. PST

Why did U.S. submarines perform so dismally in their defense of the Philippines? An analysis of their commander's report and a leading submarine historian's critique reveals some intriguing answers.

Naval History Magazine: link

Wargamer Blue15 Dec 2021 2:03 a.m. PST

Terrible torpedoes didn't help.

Choctaw15 Dec 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

Torpedo problems were certainly part of the it. However, this is a prime example of peacetime officers failing to make the transition to a wartime footing by producing results with aggressive tactics and spirit. These were not warriors.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2021 9:05 a.m. PST

Interesting read.

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