Yamato, 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.
HMS Duke of York was one of Britain's five 14 in King George V class battleships, designed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty tonnage limits. She was flagship of the force that sank German battleship Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943 in a purely surface action, with no air involvement. Of the class only Prince of Wales (sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941) did not survive WW2.
British 'R' class WW1 vintage 15 in battleships at sea, 1930: HMSs Revenge, Ramillies, Royal Sovereign and Resolution, taken from sister HMS Royal Oak. The latter was to be sunk by U 47 with heavy loss of life inside Scapa Flow in October 1939; all the other sisters survived WW2.feb16