WELCOME TO THE INTERNET'S YAMATO & MUSASHI BATTLESHIP PHOTO ARCHIVE! (EST. 08/2008) MAJOR UPDATE - 08/2019 WITH DOZENS OF NEW HIGH RES PHOTOS!
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Archive photos are from the USA National Archives & the USN, & are in the Public Domain.
THE ROBERT LUNDGREN HISTORICAL RESOURCE Historian Anthony Tully, (co-author of "Shattered Sword - The Untold Story of The Battle of Midway"), Forum: 3 indispensable books for any Yamato enthusiast: Reconstruction of Yamato as she appeared during her Final Sortie in April 1945:
3 indispensable books for any Yamato enthusiast:
Reconstruction of Yamato as she appeared during her Final Sortie in April 1945:
Yamato avoids torpedo attacks, most of which are concentrated on her sister, Musashi, which is sunk.
Yamato ships 3000 tons of water as several bombs penetrate the deck and blow out holes in the sides of the ship on the way to Leyte (Note the blow of smoke coming out sideways in the photo.)
A 5 degree list to port develops but is corrected by counter-flooding the 'blisters' along the starboard side of the ship, righting her to a 1 degree list. Down slightly at the bow, she continued onward. Source: IJN Yamato Record of Tabular Movement, linked on index page.
This photo was taken Oct 26, 1944, when Yamato was returning home.
Thanks to Rob Lundren for the date. Colorized photo courtesy of Irootoko Jr.