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Hmmm. This from the report on the loss of HMS CORNWALL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136806092@N02/41517204100/in/dateposted-public/
Maybe the Japanese did not trouble to account too closely for MG ammo?
...having noted the ambiguous phrasing of Agar myself, I went back & dbl-checked the Combat Action Reports ( Kodochosho ) of the 53 Type 99 kanbaku that attacked the two RN ships & they show every single 250-kg bomb dropped, but not one round of 7.7mm ammo expended...so, perhaps a few random bursts were fired, but by no means was there extensive machingunning of the ship, or her survivors...
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