Japanese Battleship Musashi

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Japanese Battleship Musashi

Japanese battleship 'Musashi' (武 蔵) during sea trials. View from the nose to the 460-mm guns of the main caliber 155-mm gun and bow superstructure. 'Musashi' - the second ship in the series of battleships of 'Yamato'. Along with her sister ship 'Yamato' was the largest warship of ever builds in the world. Total displacement was 72,800 tons.

Musashi
Country Japan
Ship Class Yamato-class Battleship
Builder Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard
Laid Down 29 Mar 1938
Launched 1 Nov 1940
Commissioned 5 Aug 1942
Sunk 24 Oct 1944
Displacement 65000 tons standard; 72800 tons full
Length 862 feet
Beam 121 feet
Draft 32 feet
Machinery 12 Kanpon oil-fired boilers, geared steam turbines, 4 screws
Power Output 150000 SHP
Speed 27 knots
Range 7,200nm at 16 knots
Crew 2399
Armament 9x460mm guns, 6x155mm guns, 12x127mm guns, 35x3x25mm and 25x1x25mm anti-aircraft guns, 4x13mm guns
Armor 650mm front of turrets, 410mm side, 200mm deck
Aircraft 7
Catapult 2
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