HIJMS Hiei (比叡), named for Mount Hiei north-east of Kyoto, was a Kongo-class battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was laid down by the Yokosuka Kaigun Kosho on 4 November 1911, launched on 21 November 1912 and completed on 4 August 1914.
Hiei as a training ship, August 1933.
B-17s bomb the damaged Japanese battleship Hiei north of Savo Island on November 13, 1942.
Underway during the 1930s. She is flying a rear admiral's flag from her mainmast peak.
Photographed circa 1932-34, probably in Japanese home waters. Writing on the original print misidentifies her as Kongo.