Despite being severely beaten in the first few days of fighting, but determined to raid Leyte, on the night of October 24 and dawn, Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita commanded his remaining forces to return to the waist. San Bernardio. At 3:00 am on October 25, knowing that most of the 3rd Fleet force was heading north to destroy Jisaburo’s forces and vacate the San Bernardio Strait. Well behaved women seldom make history poster. Takeo Kurita ordered four battleships, including the super battleship Yamato, six heavy cruisers, two light cruisers and 15 secret destroyers moving south along the eastern coast of Samar. At 6:27 am, as the train entered the eastern tip of Engano near Samar island, the inspector Yamato discovered six small aircraft carriers and seven destroyers of the US 7th Fleet on duty. escorting the amphibious train at Leyte Bay.