Yamato, lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers

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26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum just in case anyone asked to see the math.

26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun.

Paul Allen was an original founder of Microsoft, started a space launch company and now owns the Seattle Seahawks, as well as one of the world's largest yachts, which comes with its own submarine. With a long list of accomplishments under his belt, he did the one thing you would do. Go looking for sunken battleships.

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Yamato-class battleship at anchor at Truk Islands with sister ship Musashi 1943:

The USS Montana class battleship was the largest battleship the US ever designed. She was designed to go head to head with Japan's Yamato class battleship. The Navy ended up canceling construction as the battleship era gave way to that of the aircraft carrier after the Battle of Midway. The leaves Montana as only one of the 48 states during WWII that never had a battleship named for the state. Battleship fans in Montana can take some solace knowing that the largest battlewagon ever…

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