Kongo was actually built by Vickers (and was
the last Japanese capital ship to be built outside of Japan), while the
remaining three were built in Japanese yards. During the inter-war
years, all of them were upgraded in terms of propulsion and protection,
and were re-rated as battleships.
KONGO is the only IJN battleship sunk by a submarine during the war and the last battleship ever sunk by a submarine.

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thisdayinwwi:

Mar 10 1919

Dreadnaught brings Doughboys Home. “Home Again!” One can almost hear the roar of delight rising from 1100 American soldiers brought home on the Battleship Nebraska as the giant warship is brought to its anchorage in Boston Harbor. On the docks may be seen the group of American Red Cross workers that is always on hand to greet the returning fighters with service of many kinds and numerous creature comforts

Library of Congress Control Number: 2017669254

2017669253

2017669260

USS NEBRASKA BB-14

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