My father was an ensign on the USS Phoenix. He said it took them 30 minutes while under attack for the boilers to make enough steam to get under way. They were sitting ducks. However, since he was on a cruiser and the Japs were going for the battleships, they made it out of the harbor without a scratch. My father never spoke much about the war and only after he died that out curiosity that I researched the Phoenix’s role in WWII. It was quite a ship.
And....they were quite a group of guys. IMHO, the best we can do is follow faithfully their example.
Or at least try to.