IJNIJN Yamato (大和) - Corazzata - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento a vuoto: 65.027 t (di cui 21.266 t di corazzatura) a pieno carico (stima): 72.810 Lunghezza 263 m Larghezza 38,9 m Pescaggio 11 m Propulsione 12 caldaie a vapore surriscaldato Kanpon, 4 turboriduttori Kanpon, 150,000 CV (110 MW) Velocità 27 nodi (51 km/h) Autonomia 8.000 mn a 18 nodi (14.800 km a 33 km/h) Equipaggio 2.750 uomini
Yamato just before operation Ten-go taken by B29recon plane.
Foredeck of 72000 ton, 18.1 in super-battleship Yamato, giving a good impression of her colossal size: she and sister Musashi were much the largest battleships ever built. They were both sunk by sustained US Navy air attacks, Musashi in October 1944 and Yamato in April 1945: the definitive end of the battleship era.
IJN Yamato Ten-Ichi-Go. Battleship Yamato in which is believed to be her last configuration.
Japanese battleship Yamato blows up, following massive attacks by U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa, 7 April 1945. An escorting destroyer is at left. Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane
72000 ton , 18 in super battleship Yamato leaving Kure naval base on 6 April 1945 on her last voyage: she was sunk by US naval aircraft during what was effectively a one way suicide mission.