...but despite all his efforts two torps struck home! This reduced Kongo to around half speed and she skulked off accompanied by the equally battered Isokaze.
On the face of it a narrow Japanese victory as Kongo escaped and the Brits virtually all sunk, but plodding along at 16kts how long would she survive? Even returning to the port for repair wasn't an option due to the damage done to the facilities.From my point of view this was probably our best Fletcher Pratt game yet. Things only got better when John gave me a related present he had found on a market stall for £0.50. More on that soon.
Oh, and one more thing. The sharks did get Lloyd. But they threw him back.