Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.    On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

I.JN BATTLESHIP YAMATO

I.JN BATTLESHIP YAMATO

Imperial Japanese Navy battleships Fusō (foreground) and Yamashiro (background)

Imperial Japanese Navy battleships Fusō (foreground) and Yamashiro (background)

Imperial Japanese Navy ship Yamashiro was the second fuso class battleship, and was commissioned on March 31, 1917. She was the first Japanese warship equipped with aircraft catapults.

Imperial Japanese Navy ship Yamashiro was the second fuso class battleship, and was commissioned on March 31, 1917. She was the first Japanese warship equipped with aircraft catapults.

The Tosa-class battleships were two dreadnoughts ordered as part of the “Eight-Eight” fleet for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the early 1920s. The ships were larger versions of the preceding...

The Tosa-class battleships were two dreadnoughts ordered as part of the “Eight-Eight” fleet for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the early 1920s. The ships were larger versions of the preceding...

The Imperial Japanese Navy: Kaigun [DVD] [English] [2004]

The Imperial Japanese Navy: Kaigun [DVD] [English] [2004]

Haruna battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy

Haruna battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy

Imperial Japanese Navy Battleship Shikishima 1905  Paper model 1:200

Imperial Japanese Navy Battleship Shikishima 1905 Paper model 1:200

IJN Yamato - Corazzata - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento	a vuoto: 65.027 t (di cui 21.266 t di corazzatura) a pieno carico (stima): 72.810 Lunghezza 263 m Larghezza	38,9 m Pescaggio	11 m Propulsione	12 caldaie a vapore surriscaldato Kanpon, 4 turboriduttori Kanpon, 150,000 CV (110 MW) Velocità	27 nodi (51 km/h) Autonomia	8.000 mn a 18 nodi (14.800 km a 33 km/h) Equipaggio	2.750 uomini

IJN Yamato - Corazzata - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento a vuoto: 65.027 t (di cui 21.266 t di corazzatura) a pieno carico (stima): 72.810 Lunghezza 263 m Larghezza 38,9 m Pescaggio 11 m Propulsione 12 caldaie a vapore surriscaldato Kanpon, 4 turboriduttori Kanpon, 150,000 CV (110 MW) Velocità 27 nodi (51 km/h) Autonomia 8.000 mn a 18 nodi (14.800 km a 33 km/h) Equipaggio 2.750 uomini

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