Japanese battleship Yamato blows up, following massive attacks by U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa, 7 April 1945. An escorting destroyer is at left. Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane
Last photo of Japanese 18.1 in super-battleship Musashi, down by the bow and sinking after being hit by around 15 bombs and 20 torpedoes during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 24 October 1944. She sank slowly, and about 1300 of her 2300 crew were saved. At over 72000 tons, she and sister Yamato (sunk by similar sustained air attack in April 1945) were much the biggest battleships ever built. Musashi was a few tons heavier.