Yamato (Japanese battleship, 1940)

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Yamato 大和 was a Japanese warship (Battleship). The first ship of 2 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

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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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