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Spotted this on Facebook, and thought it would be worth sharing. So many ships and lives lost... 303k sailors and around 320 ships. Upvote for you if you can find Yamato.

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I see Yamato.

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Upper right hand corner just SW of Mainland Japan.

Lol, I spotted Musashi well before finding Yamato. Didn't realize their resting places were so far apart.

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1 hour ago, GhostSwordsman said:

I see Yamato.

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Upper right hand corner just SW of Mainland Japan.

Lol, I spotted Musashi well before finding Yamato. Didn't realize their resting places were so far apart.

not really, in fact Yamato only lasted 6 more months than her sister.:fish_book:

 

my grandfather actually was in the battle against Yamato in Taffy 3, he was a supply officer on the Gambier bay. which was actually sunk by Yamato's 6 inch battery. he said when the shells hit, everyone was thrown to the ground or tossed around like rag dolls due to the inersha inflicted on the ship.

 

here's a video about taffy 3 and Yamato's final battle if you want to watch it!:fish_aqua:

 

 

 

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And then you realize the picture you linked - isn't actually all of them. There's a few lost to the east and west that are cutoff. 

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1 hour ago, BladedPheonix said:

here's a video about taffy 3 and Yamato's final battle if you want to watch it!:fish_aqua:

Watched the entire video and enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for sharing it. 

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2 hours ago, WanderingGhost said:

And then you realize the picture you linked - isn't actually all of them. There's a few lost to the east and west that are cutoff. 

Yeah, Midway isn't shown in the pic at all. I don't see Kaga, Akagi, Hiryuu, or Souryuu anywhere on the map.

In fact, the only IJN CVs I see listed are Shoukaku, Taiho, Hiyou, and Shinano.(not counting CVLs)

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2 hours ago, Amracil said:

Watched the entire video and enjoyed it a lot! Thanks for sharing it. 

Respects,

Am

If you would like more of these types of videos, the series that the video I linked is called "Dogfights"; they had like 2 or 3 seasons. Although it mostly covers air-combat, they do have a few ship V ship battle episodes, I believe  ep. 2 is the Bismark vs the HMS hood.:fish_aqua:

 

there was also a sister-series called worlds greatest tank battles! and later 3 spin offs

 

Battle 360 (featuring the USS Enterprise)

Patton 360 (featuring the campaign and feats of the soldiers that were in Patton's armies, which ironicly also included my other grandfather who was a M-18 hellcat commander in the 4th armored Div.)

Shootout ( which covered various hand to hand battles from Marines to police forces)

 

you can find most of these series on Youtube!:cap_look: though video quality may vary:fish_nerv:

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17 hours ago, BladedPheonix said:

If you would like more of these types of videos, the series that the video I linked is called "Dogfights"; they had like 2 or 3 seasons. Although it mostly covers air-combat, they do have a few ship V ship battle episodes, I believe  ep. 2 is the Bismark vs the HMS hood.:fish_aqua:

... you can find most of these series on Youtube!:cap_look: though video quality may vary:fish_nerv:

Thank you! I love watching things like this. Much appreciated.

Respects,

Am

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16 minutes ago, Amracil said:

Thank you! I love watching things like this. Much appreciated.

Respects,

Am

Always happy to share some military history with people.:fish_aqua:

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On 6/26/2018 at 8:42 PM, CrimsonAlucard said:

Then you realize the Mutsu just exploded in port in Japan.?

Actually Mutsu was in Occupied China when she exploded 

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And that's what happens when sleeping giants are awoken and filled with great resolve.

On 10/31/2018 at 1:46 AM, snakes3425 said:

Actually Mutsu was in Occupied China when she exploded 

That's incorrect. She was in Japan.

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On 6/26/2018 at 6:39 PM, alexbuildit said:

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Spotted this on Facebook, and thought it would be worth sharing. So many ships and lives lost... 303k sailors and around 320 ships. Upvote for you if you can find Yamato.

Wow thanks for posting

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Let's make a couple of corrections here. It was stated that escort carrier Gambier Bay was hit by 6" shells from battleship Yamato during Taffy 3's battle against Kurita's Center Force. And, it was also stated that when the Japanese battleship Mutsu exploded June 8, 1943 she was anchored in Occupied China.

First, Gambier Bay was not hit by Yamato's secondary battery (6") shells. She was hit by at least three 18" shells which went completely through the ship without exploding. The shells that ultimately hit and destroyed Gambier Bay came from the Japanese cruiser Chikuma.

Second, the Japanese battleship Mutsu was NOT anchored in occupied China when she sank. She was moored at the Japanese Navy's Hashirajima Anchorage near Kure on the Inland Sea. While no specific reason was given for the cause of the explosion in Turret 3's magazine, it was believed the an undiscovered fire started in the ship's original wiring in the vicinity of Turret 3's barbette. The heat from the fire caused the black powder in the turret's magazine to bake off and explode, causing irreparable damage.

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And just think... Guadalcanal is off the map...

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47 minutes ago, Phoenix_jz said:

And just think... Guadalcanal is off the map...

Guadalcanal and the Solomons was where the IJN really lost it.  Midway was the start, but Guadalcanal / Solomons was where the Pacific War was lost for the IJN.  2 Kongo-class, 1 of the last 2 Fleet, CVs, Shokaku, was almost sunk there.  Shokaku's crew saved that ship from sinking twice on the same sortie... Once during battle and again when she almost sunk on the way home due to battle damage.  Numerous IJN Cruisers and many of their DDs were lost in that location, and Japan couldn't replace them.

 

Guadalcanal and the Solomons was also the only place in the Pacific where the IJN and the Allied Navies were spearfishing the sh*t out of each other.  Every other naval engagements in the Pacific Theater before and since for WWII was pretty lopsided.

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On 6/27/2018 at 1:00 AM, GhostSwordsman said:

Yeah, Midway isn't shown in the pic at all. I don't see Kaga, Akagi, Hiryuu, or Souryuu anywhere on the map.

In fact, the only IJN CVs I see listed are Shoukaku, Taiho, Hiyou, and Shinano.(not counting CVLs)

  Keep in mind, alot of the map isnt shown here.  I would be curious to look over the full pacific map.

 

edit: i misread, you excempt the CVLs and CVEs. 

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Fun Fact, in the harbor of Sasebo there are a couple of trophies that the Americans sunk in order to prevent the Soviets from getting their hands on it. These ships were Submarine Aircraft Carriers and they actually have bouys marking their location so that ships know where to steer clear from. Not to mention the Harbor itself was were the Yamato apparently had her guns retrofitted there. 

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