|Junko and Star-Flower and others in the 'kettle-ship' began going back
to past time gradually, in the stream of time. And speed was gathered.
' First, to which time shall we go? ' Star-Flower said.
' I want to go just before the end of the Pacific War. And I want to check whether the battleship Kii-class existed really. They say battleship 'Kii' and 'Owari' were built in the Lushun secret dock. But is it true? If it were true, what happened to them after? ' Poporin said.
' OK. Let's go to the offing of Lushun of August 1945! '
|Among offing-of-Lushun's shining waves, they open their eyes widely
and look for ships.
' Oh, Poporin, there is Battleship Yamato! '
' Woow, Woow, Woow! No, Junko. It isn't Yamato. Is it Kii? '
The Kettle-ship approaches the Battleship quietly without being noticed.
' The ship has 5 turrets with 3 guns, so has 15 guns. If it is Kii or
Owari, they may be 51cm-caliber guns. Antiaircraft guns are many 12.7cm
guns. Aren't there newer-type guns? Electric-wave-arms seem to be strengthened
considerably..... But although they are numerous, they are type-21 radars.
Type-21 displays a reaction as a line graph. Are they effective? ' Poporin
|' Mr. Yadopi, I monitored the code communication which seems to be
sent from the battleship. Shall I decode? '
' Yes, please. Ran, what are they saying? '
"........ From Owari to fleet headquarters. We have no fuel, no ammunition, and no airplane. We self-sink at 18:00 in order to prevent being captured by Soviet army. BANZAI "
' Wow..... This ship is Owari! Well, Allied Forces seem to be approaching Lushun. It is so pitiable that I cannot see the last moment. Let's send salutation and leave quietly. ' Poporin said.