The WW II “super” battleship Yamato of the Japanese Navy. This photograph depicts the ship during her fitting out period and is dated 20 September 1941. The ship was completed in 1942 and sunk on 7 April 1945 by U.S. naval aircraft. This photograph is © Shizuo Fukui.
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