How Japan Ironically Made Their Own Super Battleships Obsolete

Yamato undergoing sea trials (Public domain)

The Japanese battleship Yamato was the largest such ship ever designed and built by any nation. She displaced 64,000 long tons when empty. The ship measured 839 feet long. It was armed with terrifying 18-inch guns that were two inches larger than her American counterparts. Yamato was designed to…

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