Originally Posted by LeEnfield
George..... as the Kamikazes did not start until 1944 then they must have been very clever to incorporate this problem in the designs for WW2 already for when they started.
I agree , the Kamikazes were not a notion U.S. ship designers had in mind or really accounted for when designing the Fletcher Class, the platfrom the Allen Sumner class was heavily based on.
The Fletcher being designed long before the Kamikazes being organized.
However in terms of Gunnery Japan's Fubuki class was the world's first I believe to have enlcosed turrents mounted on a destroyer, and for a brief stint the world's most powerful in the 30s.