14 in fast battleship sisters Kongo, Kirishima, Hiei and Haruna in Only the latter survived the war. Of vintage and originally built as battlecruisers, they were significantly upgraded in the
Japanese Battleship Yamato, ablaze from stem to stern, with bombs blasting her forward turret, during the furious engagement in the Philippines, end of Oct.
Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Shokaku 1941 M
‘Huge’ WWII Japanese battleship Musashi has been found, billionaire Paul Allen says
Last photo of Japanese 18.1 in super-battleship Musashi, down by the bow and sinking after being hit by around 15 bombs and 20 torpedoes during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 24 October 1944. She sank slowly, and about 1300 of her 2300 crew were saved. At over 72000 tons, she and sister Yamato (sunk by similar sustained air attack in April 1945) were much the biggest battleships ever built. Musashi was a few tons heavier.
Battle Ship Nagato, built in 1920 as the world first battleship equipped with centimeter) guns, navigating at max. knots, the length 225 meters:
I like Japan's warships .
IJN Battleship Yamashiro at Yokosuka Naval Yard during a test of the anti-torpedo nets.
16 in Japanese Nagato class battleship Mutsu - this powerful ship was destroyed by an internal explosion in June possibly caused by a disaffected crew member.
Imperial Japanese Battleships - Battle Fleet - Nagato (one of my favourite battleships), Kirishima (laid down and two Ise class battleships (Ise and Hyuga). I'd want to be on an Iowa if I encountered that lot!
Battleship USS South Dakota at the Battle of Santa Cruz, 26 October
I.JN BATTLESHIP YAMATO
戦艦 日向 IJN_hyuga_1945_05e 焦げ…＜( ´; ω ;` )
USS Montana Class, the last best battleship class.