As American forces prepare to invade the Phillipines the Japanese, now deficient in aircraft carriers and planes, change tactics to disrupt American amphibious landings with their massive battleships and use their aircraft carriers as decoys. The ruse leads to history's last battle between gunships and the largest navel battle in history. 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