that it was not more successful was due more to lack of the fleet action for which it was designed, than any shortcommings.
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: Suppose we look at the surface ship battles
: that occurred during the Solomons campaign.
: How many ship-launched IJN torpedoes hit?
: How many ship-launched USN torpedoes hit?
: Now this isn't really an apples-to-apples
: comparison, for many reasons (not all IJN
: torpedoes were Long Lance, IJN ships tended
: to carry more torpedoes, USN torpedoes often
: failed to explode, the USN tactics weren't
: exactly the best initially, etc), but what
: was the relative performance in terms of the
: number of hits (or the number of successful
: detonations, in the case of USN torpedoes)?
: That might help to explain