Well, communications wise, it was by the book. (Disclosure: I used to stand as Officer of the Deck, underway, in both the U.S. and French Navies.) For my side, I’m gratified to know that my classmates who now command U.S. Navy warships are still gentlemen, while remaining naval officers. The former is more important. Those boats didn’t need to be "blown out of the water," as so many jingoists would have liked (thank god they’re not calling the shots).
Being a gentleman implies the risk of being taken for a fool. Still, I think, it’s generally worth the risk.
"Naval Clash?" Please. Everything went down like it should have. Here’s what I thought of when I learned the news: