Attack at the Entrance to Port Arthur, Minehide, 1894, Saint Louis Art Museum: Asian Art
IJN Haruna sunk near Kure Japan – September 1945
During the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy had its first contact
with a kaiju that would be very bothersome in the years to come.
Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe
Aerial view of IJN Hyūga, after her first overhaul, May/June 1927
Nagato firing her 41cm (16.1”) guns during trials in November 1920.
Kirishima’s bridge and foremast from beneath the forward 36cm (14”) guns.
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.