BATTLESHIP YAMATO
1941 - 1945
Japan's secret construction of Yamato and her sister ships Musashi and Shinano, left a legacy of mystery and entrancement for generations of people around the world. The Yamato class battleships were the pinnacle of battleship design, with air conditioning, elevators, rail car transport system, secret reinforced hull plating, counter flooding compartments and countless other features that made it the pride of the Japanese Navy.

Specifications

  • Displacement: 65,027 tonnes (empty, including 21,266 tonnes of armour); 72,800 tonnes (estimated, full load)
  • Length: 256 m (water-line)
  • Beam: 36 m
  • Draft: 11 m (maximum)
  • Crew: 2,750
  • Armament (1941): 9 of 460 mm guns in 3 triple turrets; 12 of 155 mm guns in 4 triple turrets; 12 of 12.7 mm guns in 6 twin turrets; 24 of 25 mm AA guns; 8 of 13 mm AA guns. By 1945 six of the 155 mm and all 13 mm guns had been removed and the AA defences had been boosted to 146 of 25 mm guns.
  • Power: 12 Kanpon boilers, driving 4 steam turbines, 150,000 shp (estimated)
  • Speed: 27 knots
  • Endurance: 11,500 km at 16 knots (a knot being about 1.1 mph or 1.8kph)
  • Armour: 600mm on front of turrets, 409 mm side armour, 198 mm armoured deck.

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Takara Battleship Yamato
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