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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.

Down on 11 December

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