My first Close Quarters medal was A Long time ago. Was doing battle with a Destroyer and a Cruiser with my Cleveland, when me secondaries sank a low hp Carrier. Was so surprised and amazed that I got that medal.
But now I own several premium Battleships who can collect CQE medals, heck I've gotten them with several cruisers.
One day I'll achieve the Ultimate CQE medal which is done with a Kiev.
LoL just remembered the Carrier Sunday that got a CQE off a low hp Hatsu with its secondaries.
Lol so have I in The Straights map when enemy DD decided to move in since I was sailing though narrowest island route so his Torpedo strikes were ineffective but so was moving in that close.