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Category:Yamato (ship, 1941)

English: Yamato (大和), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet, she was lead ship of the Yamato class. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the largest and heaviest battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load, and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) main guns.
Constructed from 1937 – 1940 and formally commissioned in late 1941, Yamato served as the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto throughout 1942, first sailing as part of the Combined Fleet during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Throughout 1943, Yamato continually transferred between Truk, Kure and Brunei in response to American airstrikes on Japanese island bases. The only time Yamato fired her main guns at enemy targets was in October 1944, but was ordered to turn back after attacks by destroyers and aircraft of the "Taffy" light escort carrier task groups managed to sink three heavy cruisers during the Battle off Samar. Yamato was sunk in April 1945 during Operation Ten-Go.
Français: Le Yamato (大和), était un cuirassé de premier rang de la marine impériale japonaise, le plus grand cuirassé jamais construit. Vétéran de Truk, de la bataille de la mer des Philippines et de la bataille du golfe de Leyte, il fut coulé le 7 avril 1945 au large d'Okinawa.
日本語: 大和(やまと)は、大日本帝国海軍が建造した大和型戦艦の一番艦。しばしば大艦巨砲主義の象徴とされる。 大東亜戦争開戦直後に竣工し、配備と同時に、司令部設備に改良が施された同型艦 武蔵が配備されるまでの間、連合艦隊旗艦を務めた。
中文: 大和级战列舰(cn)、大和级戰艦(tw)、大和型戰艦(hk)(やまと,日語羅馬字:Yamato)是日本设计建造的一种级别的战列舰。

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