Did the Yamato sink anything?
Weighing 72,800 tons and outfitted with nine 18.1-inch guns, the battleship Yamato was Japans only hope of destroying the Allied fleet off the coast of Okinawa. But insufficient air cover and fuel cursed the endeavor as a suicide mission. Struck by 19 American aerial torpedoes, it was sunk, drowning 2,498 of its crew.
Did the Musashi sink any ships?
Musashi (武蔵), named after the former Japanese province, was one of three Yamato-class battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), beginning in the late 1930s....Japanese battleship Musashi.HistoryJapanCommissioned5 August 1942Stricken31 August 1945FateSunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 October 194423 more rows
What ship did the Yamato sink?
Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, were, at 65,000 tons displacement (72,000 tons fully loaded), the largest battleships ever built.
Who sank the battleship Yamato?
TOKYO -- Seventy-six years ago, on April 7, 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy vessel Yamato, the worlds largest battleship, was sunk by U.S. military aircraft. It had been deployed on a Surface Special Attack Force suicide mission to drive back U.S. forces that had landed on Okinawa.
Which is bigger Yamato or Musashi?
The Musashis sister ship, the Yamato, nearing completion in 1941. To claim that Musashi was the most powerful battleship ever built would court needless controversy, but she was by most accounts the largest (very marginally larger than her sister, HIJMS Yamato).