A great story about how the USS O’Bannon fought off a Japanese sub in WWII.
USS O’Bannon (DD-450) Eye Witness Account — Ernie Herr
We approached rapidly and were preparing to ram the sub. Our captain and other officers on the bridge were trying to identify the type of sub and decided, at the last minute, that it could be a mine layer. Not wanting to blow up ourselves along with the sub, the decision was made that ramming was not a wise move. At the last moment, the rudder was swung hard to avoid a collision…
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