Japanese Battleship

Yamato, Flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy

“Yamato, Flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy”; by Daniel Knowles, Casemate, Fonthill Media, 224 pages, $49, 76 b & w images. Publisher’s Summary: Named after the Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior fleet of the US Navy. Built amongst a shroud of secrecy and deception and commissioned shortly after the outbreak …

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Video sheds light on sinking of the Musashi

Debris scattered over a large area at the bottom of the sea in the Philippines indicate that the massive Japanese World War II battleship Musashi was blown into pieces in an undersea explosion 70 years ago. “The wreck is actually very damaged,” said David Mearns, a marine scientist on the Musashi research team. “It appears she …

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Reiichi Chigira - Battleship Musashi

Japanese crew member of sunken battleship Musashi feels ‘sense of destiny’

A former crew member of the Battleship Musashi of the Imperial Japanese Navy that was sunk by U.S. forces during World War II, said he felt “a sense of destiny” in the apparent discovery of the battleship by a U.S. billionaire almost 70 years after the war’s end. “I never thought the Musashi would be …

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