Has the wreck of the Yamato been found?

01/21/2021 Off By admin

Has the wreck of the Yamato been found?

A salvage team announced Saturday that wreckage found in the East China Sea is that of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato, sunk in 1945 while on a desperate mission to try to turn the tide of the Pacific war. The vessel was one of two 72,800-ton battleships, the largest ever built.

How was Yamato destroyed?

Weighing 72,800 tons and outfitted with nine 18.1-inch guns, the battleship Yamato was Japan’s only hope of destroying the Allied fleet off the coast of Okinawa. But insufficient air cover and fuel cursed the endeavor as a suicide mission. Struck by 19 American aerial torpedoes, it was sunk, drowning 2,498 of its crew.

Where is the wreck of the Yamato?

The wreck lies 290 kilometres (180 mi) southwest of Kyushu under 340 metres (1,120 ft) of water in two main pieces; a bow section comprising the front two thirds of the ship, and a separate stern section.

How many ships did the Yamato sink?

three destroyers
Yamato, the cruiser Yahagi and three destroyers were sunk. Several other escorts had been seriously damaged. Gone with the great battleship were 2,498 of its 2,700-person crew.

Has anyone found the Yamato?

The Yamato sank during a fierce battle for Okinawa on April, 7 1945. In the 1980s, shipwreck hunters found the Yamato 180 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Kyushu, one of the main islands of Japan. The ship was split in two and was found resting at a depth of 1,120 feet (340 m).

Was the Yamato a good ship?

The Yamato class was the first battleship to utilize 18.1″ guns as well as the first Japanese battleship to carry triple gun turrets for the main battery….1. The 18.1″ Turrets were Excellent.

Yamato Class Iowa Class
Turret Weight 2730 tons 1708 tons
Turret Armor Front 25.6″ 17″ + 2.5″
Turret Armor Side 9.8″ 9.5″ + .75″