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Launching of battleship Fuso, Kure, Japan, 28 Mar 1914Aircraft carrier Akagi at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 6 Apr 1925
Launching of battleship Fuso, Kure, Japan, 28 Mar 1914Aircraft carrier Akagi at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 6 Apr 1925
Battleship Fuso in drydock, Kure, Japan, 28 Apr 1933Carrier Soryu fitting out at the Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, early 1937
Battleship Fuso in drydock, Kure, Japan, 28 Apr 1933Carrier Soryu fitting out at the Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, early 1937
Launching of the experimental Submarine No. 71, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 29 Aug 1938Battleship Yamato fitting out, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, Sep 1941; light carrier Hosho at extreme right
Launching of the experimental Submarine No. 71, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 29 Aug 1938Battleship Yamato fitting out, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, Sep 1941; light carrier Hosho at extreme right
Close-up view of damaged received from the third bomb hit on Shokaku during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942Damage sustained by Shokaku during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942
Close-up view of damaged received from the third bomb hit on Shokaku during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942Damage sustained by Shokaku during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942
Repair activities aboard ShokakuRepairing a machine gun position aboard Shokaku, which was damaged by the third bomb hit during Battle of the Coral Sea, , Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942
Repair activities aboard Shokaku's boat deck, damaged by the second bomb that hit her during the Battle of Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942Repairing a machine gun position aboard Shokaku, which was damaged by the third bomb hit during Battle of the Coral Sea, , Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942
ShokakuView of damage done to boat deck area aboard Shokaku, result of the second bomb hit received during Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2
Shokaku's damaged flight deck as the result of bomb hits during Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942View of damage done to boat deck area aboard Shokaku, result of the second bomb hit received during Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942, photo 1 of 2
View of damage done to boat deck area aboard Shokaku, result of the second bomb hit received during Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2View of damaged anchor chains of Shokaku, cut by the first bomb hit received at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942
View of damage done to boat deck area aboard Shokaku, result of the second bomb hit received during Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942, photo 2 of 2View of damaged anchor chains of Shokaku, cut by the first bomb hit received at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942
View of repair crew inspecting the dislodged forward elevator aboard Shokaku, damaged by the first bomb hit received at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942Light cruiser Oyodo at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, circa 28 Feb 1943; note the 45m large catapult at stern which was later removed during conversion
View of repair crew inspecting the dislodged forward elevator aboard Shokaku, damaged by the first bomb hit received at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Kure, Japan, between 17 May and 27 Jun 1942Light cruiser Oyodo at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, circa 28 Feb 1943; note the 45m large catapult at stern which was later removed during conversion
Ibuki under construction, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, date unknownJapanese Navy landing ships No. 150, No. 101, No. 127, and No. 149 at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 13 Mar 1944
Ibuki under construction, Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, date unknownJapanese Navy landing ships No. 150, No. 101, No. 127, and No. 149 at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 13 Mar 1944
Strike photo taken by US carrier planes during an air attack on Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima, Japan, Jul 1945. Note anti-aircraft bursts and screening smoke in addition to bomb impacts.Carrier aircraft of US 3rd Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul 1945; photo taken by aircraft from USS Intrepid
Strike photo taken by US carrier planes during an air attack on Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima, Japan, Jul 1945. Note anti-aircraft bursts and screening smoke in addition to bomb impacts.Carrier aircraft of US 3rd Fleet planes attacking battleship Haruna, Kure, Japan 28 Jul 1945; photo taken by aircraft from USS Intrepid

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