July 10, 2016
In my never-ending search for cheesecake I ran into this post. It doesn't really count as cheesecake but I thought it was noteworthy anyway.
Shinano was the third hull of the Yamato series. Yamato and Musashi eventually became battleships but while Shinano was still in construction the decision was made to turn her into an aircraft carrier. She was commissioned in November 1944 and was being moved from Yokosuka to Kure when she was spotted by Archerfish.
Archerfish stalked Shinano for six hours and finally achieved a nearly ideal firing position. 4 out of 6 torpedoes hit, causing flooding which Shinano's rookie crew could not stop. She eventually capsized and sank.
So I think it's pretty remarkable that this Japanese artist honors Archerfish in this way, since although cartoony (and clearly based on KanColle) it's really rather respectful.
I guess you could claim that they do the same with USS Iowa, but that's not
really the same. First off, Iowa is being drawn mostly as a fan service object.
Second, Iowa is a ship you can get in Kancolle. I don't think there are any
submarines in that game. (I could be wrong. There are no submarines in World Of Warships but there might well be some in KanColle. It's easy to get the two confused.)
That same post also includes a picture of USS Albacore, which is noteworthy for having sunk IJN Taihou during the battle of the Philippine Sea. Sadly, Albacore didn't survive the war and was lost with all hands (the most common fate for an American submarine). Her fate isn't known for certain but she probably struck a mine.
Time heals wounds and I guess a modern Japanese can look back and honor a gallant foe (by putting her in a stars-and-stripes bikini).
Other notes: CV-2 is the first USS Lexington, which was sunk at the Battle of
Coral Sea. CV-16 is the second USS Lexington, which survived the war. The
Japanese carrier they're shown fighting is Zuihou, which participated in Coral Sea and was sunk at Leyte Gulf by American carrier air strikes, including planes from the second Lexington.
Other notes: CV-2 is the first USS Lexington, which was sunk at the Battle of Coral Sea. CV-16 is the second USS Lexington, which survived the war. The Japanese carrier they're shown fighting is Zuihou, which participated in Coral Sea and was sunk at Leyte Gulf by American carrier air strikes, including planes from the second Lexington.
I presume that the Japanese carrier is suppose to be Zuikaku? Zuiho was not at Coral Sea but her sister ship Shoho (No, I do not play with the extra 'u' some romanizations add to Japanese words.) and the two big flattops of CarDiv 5 (Shoukaku and Zuikaku.) were.
Posted by: cxt217 at July 10, 2016 02:56 PM (DuUoO)
Albacore's design here comes from a similar smartphone Chinese game, Zhan Jian Shao Nyu (aka Warshp Girls) which has implemented an array of ships from a much wider number of countries.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at July 10, 2016 04:32 PM (5YSpE)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 10, 2016 07:45 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: muon at July 10, 2016 10:02 PM (IUHrD)
That rather puts a hole in my thesis below the waterline, don't it?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 11, 2016 08:21 AM (+rSRq)
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