Imperial Japanese Navy
The remarkable pagoda style bridgework of 14 in Japanese battleship Fuso, pictured in 1940. She and sister Yamashiro dated from the dreadnought era and saw little meaningful action until the battle of Surigao Strait in November 1944 since they were too slow: both were sunk in what was the last ever surface action between battleships.
Old Kure Naval Arsenal :Miniature model showing naval facilities in Kure (in 1940). Today . . . . . 1 : JR Kure Station 2 : "YAMATO Museum" and Kure Port 3 : old commander's residence. 4 : drill ground of JMSDF(2) 5 : Headquarters 6 : Rekishi-No-Mieru-Oka 7 : IHI Marine United Kure Shipyard 8 : Alley Karasukojima and submarine base