IJN Musashi


The battleship Musashi was together with her sister ship Yamato the worlds largest battleships ever built. She was sunk 24.October 1944 by American airplanes under the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Musashi shot down 18 American planes during the battle, but was herself hit by 19 torpedoes and 17 bombs before she disappeared in the deep. 1023 men perished from the crew. The wreck was found in 2015 on a depth of 910 meter in the Sibuyan Sea outside the Philippines.

Former names:
IJN Musashi

800,6 x 121,1 x 35,8 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
64000 displ
Nagasaki ( JP ) 1940 ( JP )

Picture: IJN Musashi
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