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==History==
 
==History==
 
* Budget approved in FY1937 program.
 
* Budget approved in FY1937 program.
* 4 November 1937, Laid down at [[Kure Naval Yard (Japanese Navy)|Kure Naval Yard]].
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* 4 November 1937, laid down at [[Kure Naval Yard (Japanese Navy)|Kure Naval Yard]].
* 8 August 1940, Launched.
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* 8 August 1940, launched.
* 16 December 1941, Completed and commissioned. classified as [[Battleship (Japanese Navy)|Battleship]]. registered to [[Kure Naval District (Japanese Navy)|Kure Naval District]].
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* 16 December 1941, completed and commissioned. classified as [[Battleship (Japanese Navy)|Battleship]]. registered to [[Kure Naval District (Japanese Navy)|Kure Naval District]].
* 7 April 1945, Sunk by airborne attack at East China Sea. (30.22N,128.04E)
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* 7 April 1945, sunk by airborne attack at East China Sea. (30.22N,128.04E)
* 31 August 1945, Discarded.
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* 31 August 1945, discarded.
  
 
==Assignment==
 
==Assignment==

Revision as of 14:01, 18 July 2014

Yamato 大和 was a Japanese warship (Battleship). The first ship of Yamato class battleships.

History

  • Budget approved in FY1937 program.
  • 4 November 1937, laid down at Kure Naval Yard.
  • 8 August 1940, launched.
  • 16 December 1941, completed and commissioned. classified as Battleship. registered to Kure Naval District.
  • 7 April 1945, sunk by airborne attack at East China Sea. (30.22N,128.04E)
  • 31 August 1945, discarded.

Assignment

Commanding officer

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
5 Sep 1941 Captain Miyazato Shutoku 40th class, NA Assist Staff, Kure District Att, Kure District Chief equipment officer
15 Oct 1941 Rear Admiral
1 Nov 1941 Captain Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA Assist Staff, Kure District Commanding officer, Yamato Chief equipement officer
1 16 Dec 1941 Captain Takayanagi Gihachi 41st class, NA Chief equipment officer, Yamato Att, Yokosuka District 1 May 1942 Rear Admiral
2 17 Dec 1942 Captain Matsuda Chiaki 44th class, NA Assist Staff, Combined Fleet Att, Naval General Staff 1 Nov 1943 Rear Admiral
3 7 Sep 1943 Captain Ono Takeji 44th class, NA Assist Staff, Combined Fleet Att, Naval General Staff 1 Nov 1943 Rear Admiral
4 25 Jan 1944 Captain Morishita Nobuei 45th class, NA Commanding Officer, Haruna Chief of Staff, Second Fleet 15 Oct 1944 Rear Admiral
5 25 Nov 1944 Captain Aruga Kosaku 45th class, NA Assist Staff, Second Fleet KIA 7 Apr 1945 Sunk

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