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Battleship, Yamato class, the largest battleship ever built.
Length: 263 metres
Beam : 36.9 metres
Draft : 11 metres
Propulsion : 12 kampon boilers, driving 4 steam turbines.
Displacing 72,800tonnes at full load.
Armed with nine 46cm (18.1inch) main guns.
Yamato's keel was laid down at the Kure naval Arsenal in Hiroshima in 1937.

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