Japan elects to commit their fleet to defend Saipan against an American task force of fourteen aircraft carriers. At this point the American forces have numerical superiority and can continue the attack on Saipan and divide their fleet to engage the Japanese fleet. Written by
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The narrator repeatedly refers to various types of ships armament as "rifles". For example, "5 inch rifles". Ships' weapons are never called rifles, they are called guns. In military parlance, a rife is a shoulder fired weapon operated by a lone individual. Any weapon system the requires a crew of two or more to operate is always called a gun. See more