DescriptionMeant to be the third Yamato-class battleship, but completed as an aircraft carrier instead, she was sunk on 29 November 1944 by the US submarine USS Archer-Fish killing of 1,400 of her crew and shipbuilding workers, as she had not yet been completely outfitted for duty, and had been commissioned ten days before her sinking. Shinano is the largest-ever warship ever sunk solely by a submarine in naval history.
Nationaliy of ShipJapan
Lives Lost1,435
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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