So surprise at a range and speed was a real killer
: The long range was offset by even a slight
: deviation in target course, bearing and
: speed-whether made during the firing
: calculation or later by the target as part
: of normal combat maneuvers.
: Even at short range the torpedoes would miss
: due to targeting errors. Example being
: Washington at 2nd Guadalcanal which was
: missed by torpedoes.
: At Tassfaronga torpedoes hit the cruisers in
: the bow, except Northampton.
: Too many variable in torpedo aiming.
: It was a good torpedo, quick on short
: setting with a decent warhead.