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Japanese light cruiser Abukuma, Note that she had a clipper bow (S shaped bow), all other Nagara-class ships had spoon bows.

14 Feb 39: The great German battleship BISMARCK is launched, the most powerful ship in the Kriegsmarine. Its career on the seas, however, will be cut short by the British. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0214&s=390214 #WWII

14 Feb The great German battleship BISMARCK is launched, the most powerful ship in the Kriegsmarine. Its career on the seas, however, will be cut short by the British.

IJN Destroyer Hatsushimo of the Japanese Imperial Navy - 日本海軍駆逐艦-初霜 #KiRi group キリ

IJN Destroyer Hatsushimo of the Japanese Imperial Navy - 日本海軍駆逐艦-初霜 group キリ

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in her final configuration, as a hybrid battleship-carrier, IJN Ise

IJN Kongo-class battleship Kirishima in Sukumo Bay, after the second reconstruction, May 10, 1937. 大日本帝国海軍戦艦-霧島は二次改装後. (昭和12年5月10日-宿毛湾)

IJN Kongo-class battleship Kirishima in Sukumo Bay, after the second reconstruction, May 10, 1937. 大日本帝国海軍戦艦-霧島は二次改装後. (昭和12年5月10日-宿毛湾)

改装公試運転中の戦艦扶桑型『山城』 (昭和9年12月14日 館山沖標柱)  Dec.14,1934: Battleship "Yamashiro" on sea trials at Tateyama-oki.

Fuso class Battleship IJN Yamashiro(山城 Mountain castle) undergoing sa trials after her modernisation,

CV-16 — Pagoda mast of battleship Fuso, pictured in 1940....

Japanese Imperial Navy, WWII: Pagoda mast of battleship Fuso, pictured in Such superstructure made ships inherently unstable.

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