a speed limit in a war zone just to save gas ??? something wrong here. that dog don't hunt. ships were being torpedoed in this area. and that's not considered enemy waters. im missing something here. i also think Mcvay wanted the escort because of the "speed limit" and like all CO's the fear of subs is always there. no matter what the waters are classified a sub can change that with the push of a firing switch. and that's what happened here. if the Japs had used the sub as it was intended, like the Nazi's a lot more Indy's would be on the bottom. so that was a saving grace.