Battleships Yamato and Musashi the largest battleships ever created, a third ship the Shinano was laid down but halfway through its construction it was converted into an Aircraft Carrier. Both mega ships were sunk by US Task forces. Musashi sunk during Leyte Gulf and Yamato during Operation Ten-Go both were beautiful ships and it is sad to see them go down
(Edit post 2/8/14, due to some complaints I will put in typing, that I am not the original owner of this pic, Oriyoshi Ohrai is the original artist, who made this as the cover of 'The Maru Special Japanese Naval magazine back in the 80's. For those offended, thinking I had made this, I apologize here and now. That goes with most other Yamato/naval pics I post. I will do my best from now on to do so.