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Nagato Ensign Changes Hands

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The ensign of the battleship Nagato has recently been handed over from the USS Missouri Memorial Association in Hawaii to a Japanese museum.  The museum is dedicated to Isoroku Yamamoto and located in Nagaoka, Japan (Yamamoto’s birthplace).  Just figured I would post in case anyone is interested.

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24 minutes ago, KongouIsBestShip said:

Very interesting. She must be glad to finally be home.

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Glad it’s back in Japan. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Really wish some IJN ships had survived to become museum ships, kinda sad none of them are left. Nice to hear this though.

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12 hours ago, Horama said:

The ensign of the battleship Nagato has recently been handed over from the USS Missouri Memorial Association in Hawaii to a Japanese museum.  The museum is dedicated to Isoroku Yamamoto and located in Nagaoka, Japan (Yamamoto’s birthplace).  Just figured I would post in case anyone is interested.

the honorable flag of a great country, with an amazing Navy in WW2, its good that Admiral Yamamoto now has a museum in his honor, from what i heard of him he was the most brilliant Admiral the IJN had, very good at tactical things

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On 10/7/2017 at 2:33 AM, Speedstang said:

Really wish some IJN ships had survived to become museum ships, kinda sad none of them are left. Nice to hear this though.

If any had survived, I wouldn't be surprised if the US forced Japan to scrap them.

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3 hours ago, KongouIsBestShip said:

I think we filled her with concrete because of the Reds

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no.

 

She was preserved, encased in concrete, and opened as a museum ship in 1926, instead of being scraped as part of the initial Washington naval treaty.

 

beyond aproving the museum status for her, and the repair and restoration work that Nimitz championed, we realy did not do that mutch for her.

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19 hours ago, KongouIsBestShip said:

filled her with concrete

15 hours ago, Drakenred said:

encased in concrete

 

To be fair, I can see how the mistake was made.

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1 hour ago, Drakenred said:

This was what I was refering to.

True. To be fair, however, there were people concerned in military circles with what would happen if Japan became Communist, even at that time. The US, however, largely nullified those concerns with the sheer amount of propaganda and censorship in the Occupation years.

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3 hours ago, Carrier_Lexington said:

True. To be fair, however, there were people concerned in military circles with what would happen if Japan became Communist, even at that time. The US, however, largely nullified those concerns with the sheer amount of propaganda and censorship in the Occupation years.

I don't see what encases the thing in concrete has to do with the red menace. The ship was long obsolete by 1926.

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Just now, Edselman said:

I don't see what encases the thing in concrete has to do with the red menace. The ship was long obsolete by 1926.

Because the newspaper headline, "Communist Battleship Terrorizes Merchants," would be pretty demoralizing.

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1 hour ago, Edselman said:

I don't see what encases the thing in concrete has to do with the red menace. The ship was long obsolete by 1926.

Just because it's obsolete doesn't mean it still cant sink ships

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Again the ship was concreted in in 1926. Back then Japan was by and large a stable country, Japan's Comunist and socialist party by Russian point of view was a non factor, the Main reason why Japan went with concreting the hull in place mostly had to do with the fact that doing so was Basicaly seen as a low maintenance solution to the problem of how to demilitarize her without seriously dismantling her. Never mind that she was already dealing with structural problems, and at one point she was literaly at risk of sinking in place.

 

On on top of that, Historicaly, the Last thing the Soviets wanted was for the Mikasa to hang around.

 

In fact THIS is what happened when the Soviets demanded she be scraped after WWII.

 

http://www.kinenkan-mikasa.or.jp/en/mikasa/devastation_after_ww2.html

 

to he fair, we did this to the Constitution.

 

http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/sailing_ships/constitution/uss_constitution.htm

 

some <Arrow> thought slaping a flimsy wood building and designing the latreen to simply dump waste down the side of the hull and into the bay was a great Idea, and a proper use of One on the Navy's Finest Old Ships.

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