The Japanese battleship Yamato cruises at full speed. She and her sister ship Mushahi were the heaviest battleships ever constructed. Neither ship survived Yamato was sent to the bottom on April 1945 with the loss of officers and ratings.
A massive mushroom cloud kilometres high) erupts from the exploding magazine of the Japanese battleship Yamato, sealing the ships fate, after coming under attack from American carrier aircraft. The Yamato and her sister ship Musashi were the.
27 May The great German battleship BISMARCK, crippled yesterday by RAF Fairey Swordfish bi-planes, is bombarded repeatedly by the Royal Navy until the crew scuttles her. The sinking of the HMS HOOD three days earlier is avenged.