First, I have TMO and RSRD for TMO running, along with some various fixes for those two mods. As far as I know, everything is installed right.
I'm off the NW coast of Guam, mid January 42. I thought I would do some recon around the coast and see what I could find. Coming in on the surface at night I got two sound contacts near the shore area, one developed into a firm map contact (this is my first career with contacts on), and eventually ID'd as a Somers Class DD. Cool! So I steamed in closer and spotted the ship closer in to shore. A Shiratsu DD. OK? They're only about 6000 yards apart, and nothing's happening.
So I figured what the heck, went to periscope depth and slammed it full ahead to go after the Shiratsu. Got within 2000 yards before it even turned towards me. Fired a 3 torp spread at 0 AOB and nailed it. Now it finally starts pinging me. These guys are drunk or something. So I surfaced intending to shoot it out with the gun, because, why not. When it sees me it starts firing off depth charges. About 4 times, before it finally starts shelling me. Well, that didn't last very long.
As far as I can tell, the Somers never engaged.
The weather is clear, no moon, light fog and 15kt wind. I don't see how the two DD's did not see each other.
I made a save just before my little experiment. I may go back and try to start shelling the Shiratsu from next to the Somers, see if that does anything. Is it possible they just did not notice each other?