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Which was the largest battleship ever built?

Which was the largest battleship ever built?The greatest of the fighting giants of the sea was the Japanese Yamato. She gave her name to a class four battleships designed to be invincible. Yamato displaced 72,000 tons. Her main armament consisted of nine 45.9 cm guns in triple turrets – overwhelmingly superior to any other battleship in the world. The Yamato was completed soon after the Japanese attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Her last mission was to Okinawa, with enough fuel for a one-way trip. The object was to act as a diversion, and to give the Japanese ‘suicide’ pilots a better chance against American aircraft carriers in action there. On 7 April 1945 she survived seven heavy bomb hits by U.S. aircraft, and at least twelve torpedo strikes, before blowing up.

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