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German Battle Cruiser SMS Seydlitz in action at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916: picture by Claus Bergen

German Battle Cruiser SMS Seydlitz in action at the Battle of Jutland/Skagerrak, on May picture by Claus Bergen

Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

Yamato, lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers