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Yamato Battleship Wreck : In Pictures

Yamato Battleship Wreck : In Pictures

Battleships

The Imperial Japanese Navy built the Yamato to be the greatest battleship ever, now she lays beneath the sea.

Yamato’s main battery 18.1”/45 Type 94; AP 3219#, 2559 fps, max range 45,960 yards @ 45 deg
Builders plans for the Japanese battleship Yamato.
A comparison of the sizes of: The Pentagon, 431m (Light blue) RMS Queen Mary 2, 345m (Pink) US Navy’s nuclear-powered USS Enterprise, 342m (Yellow) Airship LZ 129 Hindenburg, 245m (Green) Imperial Japanese Navy’s Yamato, 263m (Dark blue) Empire State Building, 443m (Grey) Apple Park main building, 464m and 354m diameters (Green) Knock Nevis supertanker, 458m (Red)…

Yamato Battleship Wreck : In Pictures Yamato was the lead ship of her class of battleships. Yamato was built for the Imperial Japanese Navy shortly before the second world war.

Photograph showing aft triple 155-mm gun turret, on IJN battleship Yamato under fitting-out works.

Yamato and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed. Moreover, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm Type 94 main guns.

25 mm Anti Aircraft Gun

Which were the largest guns ever mounted on a ship.

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Her final mission was to relieve the Japanese forces at Okinawa.

155 mm Turret (inverted)

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Furthermore, Yamato was still more than 300 nautical miles from Okinawa when she went down.

The Japanese battleship Yamato in the late stages of construction alongside of a large fitting out pontoon at the Kure Naval Base, Japan, 20 September 1941. The aircraft carrier Hōshō is visible at the extreme right. The store ship Mamiya is anchored in the center distance. Note Yamato‘s after 460mm main battery gun turret, and superfiring 155mm secondary battery gun turret.…

Moreover, nearly 400 US aircraft found her and her escort ships without air cover.

Combined with Yamato, about 4,242 Japanese sailors gave their lives for the emperor on 7 April, 1945.

The Kure Maritime Museum in Japan shows a documentary on Yamato.

https://www.jmsdf-kure-museum.go.jp/en/

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In addition, these marvelous pictures are a part of the documentary.

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Lastly, the Kure Maritime Museum is one of the best Naval museums anywhere on the planet!

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Japan does a great job of preserving their history.

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Lastly. Lastly, the Japanese battleship Mikasa is preserved as a museumship in Japan and is one of the best examples of a pre-dreadnought battleship anywhere in the world!

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