A plume of water from a torpedo strike against the bow of the Battleship Musashi erupts high into the air during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. During the battle the Musashi was hit by an estimated 19 torpedoes and 17 bombs before finally sinking. October 24, 1944.
Time-Lapse on the Imperial Japanese Navy losses in World War 2. Notice
how soon 1943/44 is reached, but how many ships are still lost, this in
stark contrast to the US Navy losses. Yes, there will be a video
that will show both sides side by side, but I am still not entirely sure
how to do it the best way, because it is a challenge on multiple
“The Japanese battleship Yamato under attack during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 26 October 1944. Image(s) part of a scrapbook assembled by Commander Francis N. Gilreath during his service as Flag Secretary and Aide to Rear Admiral Alfred E. Montgomery.”
(National Museum of Naval Aviation:
Japanese battleship “Mutsu” (Nagato-class) during her preparatory work in the naval base at Yokosuka. Sailors are busy checking the ship’s systems and working on her body. She met her untimely end not through hostile fire, but by internal explosion in the summer of 1943.
On the right side of the photo a float-scout Nakajima E8N1 is visible being loaded, as it was the basic IJN reconnaissance aircraft of the Second Sino-Japanese War.