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The four IJN BB Kongo sisters....

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 3-day engagement in the Philippines, end of Oct. 1944. Yamato and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, armed with nine 46 cm ( 18.1 inch) 45 Caliber Type 94 main guns. Yamato was sunk in April 1945 by American bombers, with loss of most of her crew.

Japanese Battleship Yamato, ablaze from stem to stern, with bombs blasting her forward turret, during the furious engagement in the Philippines, end of Oct.

Shōkaku, 1941.  Shōkaku (翔鶴 "Soaring Crane") was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the lead ship of her class. Along with her sister ship Zuikaku, she took part in several key naval battles during the Pacific War, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands before being torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine at the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Shokaku 1941 M

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.

‘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.

第一次近代改装後の戦艦『長門』

■大日本帝国海軍『戦艦』検定・中級

Battle Ship Nagato, built in 1920 as the world first battleship equipped with centimeter) guns, navigating at max. knots, the length 225 meters:

IJN Heavy Cruiser Takao Type - 日本海軍重巡洋艦-高雄型 Magic Angel催情液,http://www.yxhshop.com/m/1835.html, 治療感情迷藥(男女同用),http://www.yxhshop.com/m/177.html, KTV女用激情藥,http://www.yxhshop.com/m/204.html,

I like Japan's warships .

戦艦扶桑型『山城』 (大正6年5月9日 横須賀小海岸壁 横須賀工廠撮影) 水雷防御網展張試験中  9 May 1917: The Fuso-class Battleship "Yamashiro" at Yokosuka Navy yard. During a test of the anti-torpedo nets.

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 1943, possibly caused by a disaffected crew member.

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.

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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!

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Battleship USS South Dakota at the Battle of Santa Cruz, 26 October 1942.

Battleship USS South Dakota at the Battle of Santa Cruz, 26 October

I.JN BATTLESHIP YAMATO

I.JN BATTLESHIP YAMATO

戦艦 日向  IJN_hyuga_1945_05e  焦げ…<( ´; ω ;` )

戦艦 日向 IJN_hyuga_1945_05e 焦げ…<( ´; ω ;` )

USS Montana Class, the last best dream class

USS Montana Class, the last best battleship class.

When navigating the seas, Vikings used crows as navigational equipment. Crows are land lovers, and when the weather made visibility difficult, they released crows to see which direction it would fly. Since they almost always flew toward land ,they followed the crow's path. Some Norsemen carried the birds in a cage tied to the top of the mast. Later, as ships changed and grew larger, they placed a sailor in a bucket high atop the main mast to look for land, pirates, and other dangers. The…

Sailing Biography

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Battle ship, mighty ships.

Battle ship, mighty ships.

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