(See T. Bean, p. 68, October 2009 Naval History)
Paul M. Hupf
The reviewer notes that author Anthony P. Tully rejects the traditional view that the Fuso broke in two and continued to float for some time after the battle.
In October 1944, I was a Marine Corps second lieutenant assigned to duty on board the USS Portland (CA-33), which I boarded in Majuro Lagoon on 6 April 1944. I served on board her continuously until November 1945. The Portland was one of the left-flank cruisers during the Surigao Strait engagement. My general-quarters station was in the aft 5-inch battery director, which was never alerted during the engagement so we were able to observe it with ringside seats, so to speak.