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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, 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

Amazing view of the IJN Yamato battleship, the world's most powerful and largest battleship in history. 72,800 tons with 18.1" main guns capable of firing a 3,000 lb. shell over 26 miles!

Amazing view of the IJN Yamato battleship, the world's most powerful and largest battleship in history. tons with main guns capable of firing a lb. shell over 26 miles!

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.

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就役するヘリコプター搭載護衛艦「いずも」=横浜市磯子区で2015年3月25日午前9時36分、本社ヘリから ▼25Mar2015毎日新聞|海自:最大護衛艦「いずも」引き渡し…ヘリ搭載 http://mainichi.jp/select/news/20150325k0000e040249000c.html #JDS_Izumo_DDH_183 ◆JDS Izumo - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JDS_Izumo

川崎重工神戸工場第1船台から進水する潜水艦「せきりゅう」=2日午前、神戸市中央区(沢野貴信撮影)

川崎重工神戸工場第1船台から進水する潜水艦「せきりゅう」=2日午前、神戸市中央区(沢野貴信撮影)

RMN Roma - Corazzata classe Littorio - Entrata in servizio 14 giugno 1942 - Dislocamento 44 050 t Stazza lorda 46 215 t tsl Lunghezza 240,7 m Larghezza 32,9 m Pescaggio 10,5 m Propulsione vapore: 8 caldaie 4 gruppi turboriduttori 4 eliche Potenza 130 000 CV (160 000 con l'extrapotenza) Velocità 31 nodi (57,4 km/h) Autonomia 3 920 miglia a 20 nodi (con 4 000 t di nafta) (7 259 km a 37 km/h) Equipaggio 120 ufficiali e 1.800 equipaggio - Affondata il 9 settembre 1943 da bombardieri tedeschi

Wonderful shot of Italian battleship Roma in They sure could build ‘em pretty.

Zuikaku (瑞鶴) was a Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Zuikaku (瑞鶴) was a Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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