• Japan built the biggest battleship ever during World War II, but it didn't last long against the US Navy

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Japanese battleship Yamato during trials in Sukumo Bay on October 30, 1941. Imperial Japanese Navy
    The Imperial Japanese Navy's Yamato and sister ship Musashi were the largest battleships ever built.
    Yamato only directly engaged Allied warships once, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.
    The Imperial Japanese Navy's Yamato, along with her sister ship Musashi, were the largest battleships ever constructed. Her nine 46cm Type 94 main guns employed were the largest ever mounted on a battle wagon, and as a result, she was the most powerfully armed battleship ever constructed...
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