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Battleship Musashi

  • December 4, 2016
  • , NHK
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161205-nhk-specialSunday’s “NHK Special” reported on the “Musashi,” the largest battleship in history. The Musashi was a “top secret” project of the Japanese Navy that was designed to be unsinkable, but did in fact sink in the Pacific Ocean following attacks by U.S. military planes during the Pacific War. The Musashi was found in deep waters off the Philippines last March. The program aired video of the ship filmed by an American project team, including footage never before released, saying that the video showed critical flaws in the ship’s structure that probably caused it to sink after being attacked by torpedoes and bombs. Out of the 2,399 crew members, only 430 members ultimately survived, as many of those who were rescued later died in land battles.

 
 
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