US Sealion attack against IJN Kongo

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US Sealion attack against IJN Kongo

Post by Jordi Comas » 08 Jan 2022 11:26

Hi all,

US submarine Sealion sank on 21 November 1944 the Japanese BB Kongo and DD Urakaze in the Strait of Formosa.
Do you know the disposition of the Japanese vessels at time of the attack?

As far as I know the were the following vessels from the rear to the front line:

DD ?, DD ?
BB Yamato, BB Nagato, BB Kongo, CL Yahagi
DD ?, DD posibly Urakaze

DDs involved were: Yukikaze, Urakaze, Hamakaze, Isokaze

If it's also posible distance between ships

Thank you very much

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Re: US Sealion attack against IJN Kongo

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 09 Jan 2022 03:40

According to Tony Tully, it was as follows:
Starboard Escorts: DD URAKAZE (DesDiv 17 flagship), DD YUKIKAZE
Main Body: CL YAHAGI, BB KONGO (BatDiv 3 flagship), BB NAGATO, BB YAMATO
Port Escorts: DD ISOKAZE, DD HAMAKAZE
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Re: US Sealion attack against IJN Kongo

Post by Jordi Comas » 09 Jan 2022 20:06

Thank you very much!

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