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Re: agree...details matter.
Once the scratch force was formed, any ship in the formation was an appropriate duty station since all of those ships were under their command. Either admiral could have moved to any of the other cruisers for the duration of the operation and transferred back to Atlanta and/or San Francisco afterward. The fact that neither did indicates that they did not fully appreciate SG radar's ability to enhance their command and control in action.
Scott's TG 64.2 was composed of Atlanta and four destroyers, so he didn't have another cruiser to transfer to. Leaving aside the question of whether there was even time for him to do so, wouldn't transferring to one of Callaghan's cruisers be considered leaving his duty station?
While Scott could have transferred to Fletcher since she had SG radar and was under his command, destroyers weren't equipped to operate as flagships. In fact, the design process that led to the Atlanta class started out as a destroyer leader.
An important thing to note about the two Admirals and RADAR. Of the 5 cruisers in the formation, only 2 lacked the critical SG set - Callaghan's flagship and Scott's flagship. Neither chose to transfer to another cruiser, even for the duration of this OP. So claiming that one would do better with the RADAR than the other is not really supported by the known facts.
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