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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YAMATO SHIRTS, POSTERS, MUGS, CAPS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE YAMATO ZAZZLE STORE:
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:
Ed also forwards the following quote from Vice-Admiral Niwata Shozo who was involved in Yamato's construction:
"The result was impressive and Yamato appeared off Tosa on 18 December 1941 to make her trial. On that day the sea was rough and a strong wind of 20m/s (44.7mph) from the southeast. Three submarine chasers that accompanied her dropped out of formation and proceeded to port to avoid the bad weather. But the huge ship of 70,000 tons did not roll at all and attended 27.4(27.46) knots with 153,000 (153,550) shp, an excellent achievement beyond imagination."