Merlin4SC Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 2,749 Likes Received: 2,099 Apr 20, 2020 #41 They actually invested in four of these beasts, one was converted into the aircraft carrier Shinano following loses at Midway, which became the largest carrier in the world until the USS Forestal. Some idiot thought it would be a good idea to go play with the US submarines before they installed all the water tight provisions with a skeleton crew, so she never saw action. The other hull was scrapped not long after keel laying in favor of material for cruisers and land based 18.1" guns. You might know how many bombs and torpedo hits it took to sink both Yamato and Musashi; 11 & 9, and 17 & 12 respectively, and that it was a lucky bomb strike that took out the damage control pumping station that actually did her in, and for loss of Yamato in Operation Ten Go it was loss of electricity for the turret control and pumps that made her keel over after the 5 waves of US dive bombers and torpedo planes had their way for 4.5 hours IIRC. I wonder how much punishment the Missouri could have taken and still stayed afloat.