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:
The photo was provided by the family of BB Musashi's gun operator, Tameshige Nagahashi, and had never been published until 2015.
aki_onda on Tully's Port adds this detail: "According to former JSDMF RAdm TUTSUMI Akira (Retired), this photo is authentic. Judging from records, this photo was took on July 26 or 29, 1942 at IYONADA. Just few days before her Commission on Aug. 5, 1942"
To the best of my knowledge, this is the only close-up photo of the Yamato-class firing its big guns. In this photo it appears that Musashi has just fired a 3-shot salvo with her rear "C" turret.