I like debunking these stupid conspiricies.
What would have happen if they had acted and sailed out to meet the IJN BEFORE the attack on Pearl Harbor? Would it have resulted in more severe and complete losses of ships and men? Instead for the ships that were salvaged and put back into service, they would have sunk, how would the USN have recovered?
I think it might have done us better in the long run to have the battleships sunk in shallow waters, than deep in the Pacific and unrecoverable.
True but then counteract that with the fact the Americans could of sunk 1 or 2 of the Japanese carriers and perhaps a number of support ships. With these losses Midway might not of happened (or at least happened later) and it that had panned out as it did then the Japanese could of been 5 or 6 carriers down (instead of 4) as well as perhaps losing some Battleships (Yamato?) and maybe killing Yamamoto in the process?