Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one at sea.
Was recently upgraded from a Tambor to a Balao in Dec 42, first encounter just south of Truk was a four ship convoy inline...two escorts, one in front the other bringing up the rear. The convoy consisted of a Nagara in the lead, followed by a Zimbu, Heito, Zimbu.
I decided to use all six forward tubes, three at the Nagara and three at the Zimbu right behind it. It was midday calm seas with no cloud cover. The lead escort passed my bows without detection at a range of about 2,000yds so figured I was going to have a easy shooting gallery.
I ID'd the Zumba and fired off the three fish, went to ID and fire at the Nagara but at such close proximity the Zimbu salvo was halfway to the target before the Nagara fish were released. As the Zimbu blew up and sank, the now alerted Nagara was able to avoid all but one torpedo.
While trying to keep up with the damaged Nagara, the two escorts (I never ID'd but appeared to be sub chaser types) hounded me good. After about 45min real time I gave up on the wounded Nagara and evaded the escorts to resume my travels to my assigned area in the Bismark Sea.
Sorry that I didn't take any screenies....but it seemed like an ordinary attack, nothing special. Well accept that my plans didn't work out.