Japanese Navy Ships
The U.S. Naval Historical Center's Web site provides historical information and photographs of the Yamato and other Japanese naval vessels from WWII.
Battle of Okinawa
Read a brief history of the Battle of Okinawa, the battleship Yamato's final stand. This battle would prove to be one of the bloodiest of WWII.
Imperial Japanese Navy Page
This Web site offers a history of the Japanese Imperial Navy, including battle photographs, technical data, shipwreck locations, and other resources.
International Naval Research Organization
The International Naval Research Organization is dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories. Find articles on modern warships, search a database of photographs, and learn new nautical facts at the site's "navy lore" page.
The Battleship Page
Learn detailed information about U.S. Navy battleships, including their design, layout, history, and deployment.
War Wrecks of the Coral Seas
Hundreds of shipwrecks litter the bottom of the South Pacific—find out how these WWII artifacts are now nurseries for new life.
Anatomy of the Ship: The Battleship Yamato
by Janusz Skulski. Conway Maritime Press, 1988.
A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1941-1945
by Paul S. Dull. Naval Institute Press, 1978.
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887-1941
by David C. Evans and Mark R. Peattie. Naval Institute Press, 1997.
Hitler's Lost Sub
A fisherman's net snags off the coast of New Jersey, revealing a missing World War II German U-boat.
Submarines, Secrets & Spies
Explorer Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wrecks of two Cold War-era nuclear submarines.