Just one Japanese battleship survived to see the end of the Pacific theater of the Second World War.
AdvertisementOnly one of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s first class battleships survived to see the end of the Pacific War.
The Washington Naval Treaty entered into force shortly after Nagato’s commissioning, freezing battleship development and extending her reign at the top.
Many of the ships allocated to the tests survived, often for later use as targets for more conventional explosives.
Nevertheless, she survived the first test (Test Able) on July 1, 1946.