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Yamato just before being attacked 7 Apr 1945

Photo #: NH 62585

"Ten-Go" Operation, April 1945

Japanese battleship Yamato listing to port and down at the bow, during attacks by U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa, 7 April 1945. One of her escorting destroyers is at left.
The original photo caption reads: "Japanese battleship Yamato lists to port (at right) just prior to VT-9 (USS Yorktown) torpedo attack, 7 Apr. 1945. She is making 10 to 15 knots. A Japanese destroyer cruises ahead."
Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane.

Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

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