Posted by Mike R on October 27, 2014, 16:36:54, in reply to "IRON LION" 126.96.36.199
Kurita didn't LOSE tactical control, he threw it away when he signaled 'General Chase'.
He had orders which any professional sailor could only interpret as 'Your entire command is expendable.' And he still executed the ol' 180. I've often wondered if Halsey ever sent him a thank you note after the war.