Musashi (武蔵), named after the former Japanese province, was one of three Yamato-class battleship. Four ships were begun, but only two were completed as battleships. The third, Shinano, was completed as an aircraft carrier and the fourth was scrapped before completion.built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), beginning in the late 1930s. The Yamato-class ships were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing almost 72,000 long tons (73,000 t) fully loaded and armed with nine 46-centimetre (18.1 in) main guns.
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- Silverstone, p. 334
- Garzke & Dulin, pp. 74–80, 84