Japanese battleship Musashi

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Musashi (武蔵), named after the former Japanese province,[1] 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.[2]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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  1. Silverstone, p. 334
  2. Garzke & Dulin, pp. 74–80, 84