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This just in! 4 Yamato-class BBs were built!

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Musashi, Shinano(became a aircraft carrier) and Yamato are the only ones.

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Not incorrect. 4 planned, 2 completed, 1 converted, 1 canceled. Hull 111 is the fourth. (There was also 797 but atleast 111 had the keel set up and was cancelled after a year of construction)

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WG, when they say how many in the class, includes cancelled ships I believe.

 

Yamato, Musashi, Shinano (converted to aircraft carrier), and 111 (cancelled after Midway).

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The test would be what they said for the Iowa class. 4 or 6?

 

Yup, they are listing the number proposed for construction, because Iowa is listed at 6.  Seems rather odd that they wouldn't list the actual number built.

 

Edit:  It's also really strange, because Ibuki began construction and was cancelled after being mostly completed, but the info card lists it only as a design and never as ordered.

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Yup, you read it right folks.  I'm not certain how this hit the server, but ok.

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Nope.

 

Yamato.

Musashi.

Shinano

4th unnamed unit - Laid down, and after more than a year of construction was partially complete, but was then cancelled and scrapped.

 

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Not incorrect. 4 planned, 2 completed, 1 converted, 1 canceled. Hull 111 is the fourth. (There was also 797 but atleast 111 had the keel set up and was cancelled after a year of construction)

 

Woah, cool! I didn't know that! I thought there were only 3! (one a carrier)

 

 

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I like the Entered Service and Ships in a Series notes, but a lot of the actual info blurbs are really watered down from what they used to be.

 

And they STILL say Hosho was planned as an oil tanker when that was not the case.

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I noticed the omission with Ibuki immediately. Also, the descriptions have changed for the worse unfortunately. Oh wells.

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It's just like with the Iowa class. 6 were planned, 4 were finished. Illinois and Kentucky would have been the 5th and 6th.

 

A bit of KY is still around. Some of its bow was grafted to WI after the latter accidentally rammed a destroyer in fog and looked like this:

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( no one died on either ship )

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It's just like with the Iowa class. 6 were planned, 4 were finished. Illinois and Kentucky would have been the 5th and 6th.

 

A bit of KY is still around. Some of its bow was grafted to WI after the latter accidentally rammed a destroyer in fog and looked like this:

MozsXy5.jpg

 

I saw the shape and couldn't resist

 

ITnHyaE.jpg

 

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The picture does show clearly that the front of the bow had very little armor. A trade mark of the American Armor style of only armoring the areas of critical importance.

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The picture does show clearly that the front of the bow had very little armor. A trade mark of the American Armor style of only armoring the areas of critical importance.

 

Actually most nations adopted the all-or-nothing armor scheme.  It protected the important bits while massively saving weight over the old dreadnought armor style.

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I saw the shape and couldn't resist

 

ITnHyaE.jpg

 

 

That's going to end up being someone's avatar or signature.  Too good not to.

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