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Battleship Yamato fitting out, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, Sep 1941; light carrier Hosho at extreme right

Caption     Battleship Yamato fitting out, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, Sep 1941; light carrier Hosho at extreme right ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 63433
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Photos at Same Place Kure, Hiroshima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed BILL says:
21 Feb 2009 11:58:13 AM

Photo of Yamato as she nears completion early 1941. One of her (18.1) inch guns in 'Y'turret can be seen at maximum elevation.
2. Anonymous says:
23 Jul 2009 08:34:23 PM

it was a big vessel
3. Jim says:
30 Aug 2009 10:59:49 PM

All of the battleships were a source of national pride for their respective nations. Too soon were they all proven to be obsolete, however, by the advent of the carrier.
4. Hugo says:
5 Oct 2014 08:48:07 PM

What was the actual color of the Yamato?
5. Me says:
8 Nov 2018 08:55:47 AM

The Yamato was just the right ship for the wrong war. It had a range of 20 miles with its 18 inch guns, but the aircraft from carriers could go hundreds of miles.

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WW2-Era Place Name Kure, Hiroshima, Japan
Lat/Long 34.2320, 132.5540
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