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Old 01-16-2020, 02:51 PM   #10
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Default Re: Depth Charges & Fire Barrels

Originally Posted by The Colonel View Post
I've heard rumors that various torpedo boat forces developed a technique of running directly across the bows of a larger target and dropping a depth charge set to minimum depth so that it exploded as their opponent ran over it. I've never heard of it actually being used in combat - a few surface vessels have been sunk by depth charges, but in almost all cases, they came from the same vessel they sank.
USS Yorktown (CV-5) was already crippled, but the depth charges of USS Hammann certainly didn't help matters.
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