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Hull Id:
Christened: Musashi
Laid down:
Commissioned: 5 August 1942
Yamato class
Ships: Yamato, Musashi, Shinano (completed as aircraft carrier), unnamed unit (hull 111, not completed).
Sunk by American aircraft, 24 October 1944.
Technical Data
Displacement: 65,027 tonnes empty
68,010 tons standard
71,659 tons full load
Length: 263 m (862 ft 9 in) overall
256 m (800 ft 9 in) water-line
Beam: 38.7 m (127 ft) overall
36.9 m (121 ft 1 in) water-line
Draught: 10.39 m (34 ft 1 in) design
11 m (36 ft) maximum
Complement: 2,500
Machinery: 4 Kampon geared turbines, generating 150,000 shp (110 MW)
Delivered on 4 shafts
3-bladed propellers, 6.0 m (19 ft 8 in) diameter
Performance: Speed 27 knots (50 km/h)
Range 11,500 km at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Armament: 9 × 18.1 in guns (3×3)
12 × 16.1 in guns (4×3)
12 × 5 in dual purpose guns (6×2)
24 × 25 mm guns (8×3)
4 × 13.2 mm guns (2×2)
Armour: Belt 16.1 in
Deck up to 9.1 in
Barbettes up to 21.5 in
Turrets up to 25.6 in
Conning tower up to 19.7 in
Torpedo bulkhead up to 11.8 in
Aircraft: 7 Floatplanes
2 catapults
Hanger storage for 5 floatplanes
Japanese naval ensign


Japanese super-dreadnought battleship

Musashi was the second ship of the Yamato class.


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