As a retired naval officer, Surface Warfare Officer, and licensed MM, I participate in this forum. I read and understand the vast number of comments that are - deservedly - very unfavorable to the USN. There is no way that the Fitz should have been hit.
But you, sir, are beyond the pale. That protruding bulbous bow of Crystal made a 12ft x 17ft hole in the FItz, flooding three compartments almost immediately. One was a berthing compartment with over 100 sailors sleeping. The fact that only seven died - yes, all seven deaths were below decks - with no warning of the collision, is a testament to their prior egress training and the bravery of some who rescued so many others.
Last year I spent some time on your website. Sorry that I bothered.
I am only a greenhorn here and rightfully have no say, but if I did it would be to make you go away.