That is, it really is a waste of time trying to allay your misgiven assumptions, you’ve been a lost cause since you spat your Amagiri dummy way back when and have carried a grudge on your shoulder ever since.
But I am sure there are some here with a more open and less jealous mind that are interested in the 'ground truth', not hearsay from an armchair expert (on shipwrecks). As the only unqualified person when it comes to shipwrecks in any 'discussion' re same you may attempt to take part in is you yourself. After all, it's easy taking pot-shots at / making a fool of yourself regards things you know nothing about from the safety of your living room, i.e. surveying wrecks by professional divers who, surprise, surprise, actual write reports / publish those surveyed reports and photos (as opposed to just post diatribes / accusations / innuendo on forums).
But pardon my poor wording if you thought I meant Horsfischer saying anything about a 'surveyed hull', they were my words, not his, and I meant to imply, and I repeat, there is no evidence of a 2nd torpedo hit in Atlanta's now surveyed hull (unless of course it impacted in the exact, repeat exact same spot - and detonated - as the first).
And as for so called 'first hand at the time accounts', with all due respect to the (all) vets, we have shown time and time again that some 'things' seen / reported in / right after the heat of battle and believed as gospel down through the intervening years is sometimes / often just not correct (and no offence meant to the vets who believed in what they thought they saw / happened). As other marine forensics analyses folks say "Steel doesn't lie", and neither does video / photos taken to prove the point. You of course Mr Stone can go to grave with all the false assumptions you like though, just another speck of dust in the cosmic wind whose only mark on history will disappear when the forums do.
As I said elsewhere "Qui invidet minor est" Mr Stone.
: ...of a torpedo sticking out of Atlanta's
: surveyed hull but, rather her condition
: during battle. Amateur pleasure diving on
: wrecks long after the fact by unqualified
: observers represents a totally different
: perspective. We have instances of precisely
: this sort of event event occurring during
: the war, so the possibility exists that it
: is an event which could occur.
: I'm reminded of the very caustic and
: personal attacks made on me by certain
: individuals--including Bob Henneman--when I
: suggested USS Porter was torpedoed by an
: errant TBF during Santa Cruz. I believe the
: general consensus now--as it was suspected
: back in '42--is that it did occur and a
: similar event definitely occurred up at Cape
: Engaño where a TBM had several destroyers
: playing Marco Polo with a torpedo until it
: exhausted its fuel.
: Randy Stone