Suragio Straits is famous for being the last BB vs BB battle. Not because of great shooting from either BB side. By the time the US Battleship and Cruiser line "Crossed the T" the japanese force only consisted of 3 ships. 1 damaged Battleship, 1 heavy Cruiser and 1 Destroyer. Vs 6 US battleships and 8 Cruisers
*Two points stand out here beyond any other.
1) The USN Rear Adm Jesse B Oldendorf had enough foresight to position his ships including the older slower BB's from Pearl Harbors attack in the perfect position and at the perfect time. Unfortunately, according to readings they had very few armor peircing shells aboard any of them.
2) The Japanese line and commanders had not learned from their own Naval history by allowing their Battle line to have the "T" crossed in the very same manner as Togo crossed the Russian navy's "T" during the Battle of Tsushima. And Togo did it twice.
Oldendorf used his "smarts", Togo used his speed.