In 1944, when the American submarine "Shooting Fish" was waiting in the waters south of Tokyo Bay, it suddenly failed in radar, and Captain Enwright made a "stupid" decision to crash into the largest maritime "Big Mac" at that time.
On November 28, the Shooting Fish, which was on standby in enemy waters, received a telegram saying that there were no missions that day and that the submarine could move freely.
After dark, the "Shooting Fish" surfaced to charge, but at this time, it was found that the submarine's radar was faulty.
It stands to reason that repairing radars in the enemy's inland seas is tantamount to telling the enemy his location, and once discovered by the other side, it is basically death.
However, Captain Enright believed that almost all of Japan's aircraft carriers had been damaged and should not dare to go to sea at night, so Enright took a risk.
He ordered the immediate commissioning of the radar, but unexpectedly, such a decision made the next thing both thrilling and absurd.
At eight o'clock that night, the "Shooting Fish" noticed a huge "guy" in the distance, which made Enwright very excited and quickly chased after him.
At the same time, Enright also immediately sent a telegram to the base: "A suspected Japanese heavy warship has been found in Tokyo Bay, if there is a submarine nearby, please come to support immediately." ”
However, the base's reply made him feel desperate, and the base said that there was only one submarine nearby, and he saw the opportunity. The helpless Enright was anxious and angry.
In a hurry, he was surprised to find that the huge guy did not go in a straight line, but in a weird "Z" shaped route, which was the anti-submarine line.
Enright thought to himself, "Is he exposed?" No matter, let's catch up and take a look first. As he got closer, he saw the whole picture of this big fellow.
It turned out to be an aircraft carrier! It also made him sweat coldly.
He found that the Japanese aircraft carrier had three destroyers escorting, and he could not get close, not to mention, the Japanese destroyers at this time had also discovered themselves.
The destroyer Ben escorting on the right was approaching him at high speed. "It's over, this is dead!" Enright knew he was no match for him and had no hope.
But at this moment, the Japanese destroyer approaching the "Shooting Water Fish" gave up the attack, turned around and returned to the aircraft carrier to escort, and the aircraft carrier that was previously traveling in the "Z" shape changed to the highest speed and sailed west in a straight line.
This operation stunned Enright: "What is the situation? ”
In fact, the Japanese aircraft carrier did detect the signal of the "water fish", and they were so frightened that they thought they had been ambushed by a large number of American submarines.
However, the Japanese aircraft carrier captain believed that this was a conspiracy to "attack the east and the west", so he ordered the destroyer who was pursuing the "water fish" to immediately return to escort and quickly evacuate.
Enright breathed a sigh of relief, this was simply escaping death. But seeing the aircraft carrier leaving quickly, the "shooting fish" could not catch up.
Just when he was hopeless, his subordinates excitedly came to report that the speed of the Japanese aircraft carrier had suddenly dropped from 27 knots to 18 knots.
Enright was confused and thought, "This seems to be waiting for me on purpose, it should be a trap." But in the face of such a great temptation, Enright continued to pursue.
At this time, he also had no bottom in his heart, because there were only 6 torpedoes on the "Shooting Fish", and he had a chance to succeed only if he found the right position and hit it in one shot.
And even if all 6 torpedoes hit the Japanese aircraft carrier, they will not be able to cause serious damage to such a huge aircraft carrier. So Enwright again asked for help from his superiors.
But at 3 a.m., Enright suddenly saw a strange scene: the Japanese aircraft carrier suddenly began to turn around like crazy. And this just gave the "Shooting Fish" a great opportunity.
The Japanese aircraft carrier had already exposed the weakest flank to the "Shooting Fish", at which time the "Shooting Fish" quickly dived, aimed at the aircraft carrier, and launched all six torpedoes.
Before he could observe the condition of the aircraft carrier, a destroyer approached the Shooting Fish, ready to drop depth charges on the Shooting Fish.
The "shooting fish" urgently dived to the extreme depth, and then resigned itself to fate. After 6 a.m., the "shooting fish" floated unscathed. Of the 6 torpedoes fired at the Japanese aircraft carrier, 4 were successfully hit.
And only 4 torpedoes were able to sink this huge aircraft carrier. Only afterwards did Enright learn that this huge aircraft carrier was the "Shinano" built by Japan with huge funds.
It is the pride of Japan, and it has only been in service for ten days, and its first voyage was sunk in the inland sea before it could even go to the battlefield. And what is the reason for this series of confusing behavior of Japanese aircraft carriers?
In fact, the sudden slowdown of the Shinano was not a trap, but a sudden failure of the carrier's propeller shaft. The Shinano turned around because it intercepted a telegram from Enright.
Therefore, the captain of the "Shinano" determined that a large number of American troops were lurking, and planned to continue to adjust to the "Z" type to travel to avoid the submarine, and when he turned around, he provided the "Shooting Fish" with an attack position.
And this series of oolongs, not only because of the Japanese captain's misjudgment, not only because of Enright's luck, the important thing is that the aircraft carrier itself is a joke.
During World War II, the main aircraft carriers and heavy warships of the Japanese army were almost completely lost, so Japan decided to step up the construction of new aircraft carriers, and this "Shinano" was born.
At that time, Japan was short of materials and could not afford to rebuild a new aircraft carrier, so it was decided to change the No. 3 ship, which was already 50% complete at that time, to an aircraft carrier.
In June 1944, the Japanese Navy ordered that the Shinano must be completed within the Tono year and issued a death order to the Yokosuka Shipyard, which was responsible for building the Shinano.
If the Shinano could not be built by the end of the year, all employees of the shipyard would be punished for treason. Under completely unreasonable time limits, many tasks have been simplified.
The Shinano became a bluffing "tofu dregs project", which is the root cause of its sinking, and the joint operation of Japan and the United States also contributed to this result.
Japan originally wanted to raise its eyebrows once, but it did not expect to become a laughing stock in military history.