Category Archives: World War II

Yamato – Famed Japanese Battleship – The Details

Yamato (大和) was the lead ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy World War II battleships. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) 45

Yamato’s Design: The Bulbous Bow

The Japanese Battleship “Yamato” was the largest battleship ever built at 80,000 tons.  Its place in World War II history is legendary.                

Normandy Remembered – June 6th 1944

June 6th, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy when World War II hung in the balance. By the end of this day – “The Longest Day” – over four thousand lay dead on