We join the action again as the British ships are getting really quite close to the harbour. Above we can see Jaguar (left) preparing to make her final approach as Kongo and Kuroshio near the harbour mouth.
A further exchange of gunfire saw more 4.7inch hits on the battered dock facilities and a couple on Kuroshio. Meanwhile Kongo had opened up and a single - but rather large - shell hit Jaguar sinking her.
As the Japanese ships cleared the harbour a flurry of torpedoes hit the water - the white tracks are the RN, the black the Jap torps. Torpedoes run two pipe-cleaner lengths a turn for up to three turns. Note also the fancy new firing arrows. These are arrow-shaped Post-It notes. The following turn the Jap torpedo hit and sank Jackal, while Kuroshio bravely shielded Kongo and was sunk by two torps. The third hit the harbour wall.
Meanwhile on the other side of the port, Tony decided that as the only remaining target for Kongo's very effective guns, it was time to launch his torpedoes. The 'J' class DDs carry ten tubes!
British gunfire finally hit and sank the blockship. Both this and the tug are actually 1/700 scale models from Tamiya but are such small vessels that they fit right in.
Will any British ships survive?
Will any of Tony's torpedoes hit the Kongo?
Will Lloyd be eaten by sharks?
All will be revealed in the final episode of our thrilling tale of iron men, balsa ships and a rather unforgiving hardwood floor.....