As completed, Shinano had a length of 265.8 meters (872 ft 1 in) overall, a beam of 36.3 meters (119 ft 1 in) and a draft of 10.3 meters (33 ft 10 in).
How thick was the armor of the Yamato?
The ships steel armor weighed 23,000 tons—more than 30 percent of Yamatos total weight. The Imperial Navy developed new ways to harden steel and otherwise improve armor technology for the ship. Plates of armor 25 inches thick—the heaviest armor ever mounted on a warship—shielded the turrets of her main guns.
How was the Shinano destroyed?
Ironically, although well equipped to fend off aerial and surface attacks Shinano was ultimately done in by a subsurface attack. On November 28th, 1944, just seven hours into a voyage from Yokosuka to Matsuyama for fitting out, Shinano was attacked by four torpedoes launched from the submarine USS Archerfish.
What sank the Shinano?
submarine Archerfish She was sunk en route, 10 days after commissioning, on 29 November 1944, by four torpedoes from the U.S. Navy submarine Archerfish. Over a thousand sailors and civilians were rescued and 1,435 were lost, including her captain. She remains the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine.
How long was the battleship Yamato?
263 m Japanese battleship Yamato/Length
What was the biggest aircraft carrier in World War II?
aircraft carrier Shinano Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano. Shinano (信濃) was an aircraft carrier built by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II, the largest such built up to that time.