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Yamato in action off Samar, 25 Oct 1944

Caption   Yamato in action off Samar, 25 Oct 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-378525
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Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Yamato   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 25 Oct 1944
Photos at Same Place Philippine Sea, Pacific Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Anonymous says:
13 Dec 2007 09:32:49 PM

is there any surviving blueprint of IJN YAMATO?? Ireally like this battleship
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 Jun 2016 07:16:41 PM


Made a mistake US losses were (10) aircraft and (12) aircrew out of the attacking force. I was looking at to many different notes. Keep telling myself, Bill you gotta proof read...
Photograph shows Yamato with Cruiser Yahagi.


Did you know that the Imperial Navy had plans for a "Super Yamato Class Battleship" at over 83,000 tons armed with 20 inch (508mm) main guns. However, no 20 inch guns were ever found at wars end, and no further effort was carried out, due to the changing war situation.

One can only guess the caliber of the secondary armament and added numbers of anti-aircraft weapons. Information about Hull numbers 798 and 799 are limited, both hulls were abandoned in 1942. Maybe another reason was that the Empire was running out of resources to support such huge ships...

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WW2-Era Place Name Philippine Sea, Pacific Ocean
Lat/Long 11.4167, 126.6000
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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

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