Musashi, named after the ancient Japanese Musashi Province, was a battleship belonging to the Imperial Japanese Navy, and was the second and final ship of the Yamato class to be completed as a battleship. With her sister ship, Yamato, she was a member of the largest and most heavily armed and armored class of battleships ever constructed.
Leaving Brunei 1944
Emperor Hirohito on Board, 24 June 1943
Yamamoto's ashes arrive on battleship Musasahi at Kisarazu, Japan on May 23, 1943.
Photographed just prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Ships are, from left to right: Musashi, Yamato, a cruiser and Nagato.
The Japanese "Center Force" leaves Brunei Bay, Borneo, on 22 October 1944, en route to the Philippines.
A Japanese battleship (at left--either Yamato or Musashi) and other warships maneuver while under attack by U.S. carrier planes in the Sibuyan Sea.
Japanese battleship Musashi is hit, during attacks by Task Force 38 aircraft in the Sibuyan Sea.
Under attack (October 1944)
Musashi under intense attack by Task Force 38 aircraft in the Sibuyan Sea
Musashi down at the bow after being hit by U.S. Navy carrier plane attacks in the Sibuyan Sea.