Kure Naval Base in Honshu. Neat rows of Koriyu type submarines (2-man midget sub) lying on the bottom of the dry dock. There were over 113 subs in this dry dock. Line of submarines from top of the dock.
American sailors disembark from the Japanese Aircraft Carrier 'Ryuho'. The carrier in dry dock No 4 to be converted into scrap. Aircraft carrier and a dry dock crane. Port side and bow of carrier. Japanese antiaircraft gun carrying destroyer 'Yoizuki' moved alongside the aircraft carrier 'Ryuho' for conversion into a repatriation ship with a capacity of 1300. The bow and port side of the destroyer. 'Yoizuki'. Bow and port side of the carrier 'Ryuko'. Super-structure (port-side) of carrier 'Ryuho'. Japanese destroyer 'Natsuzuki' coming into dry dock after an extensive tour of repatriation service and now in for repairs. Building Z of Kure Naval Base Arsenal shows a smokestack and hole near its base. The damaged flue leads from boiler to the smokestack which was caused by a near miss, ending at the crater.
Interior of building Z at Kure Naval Base Arsenal shows one the boilers in plant which had taken a direct hit. This boiler generated steam which operated the heavy rolling mill in the armor plate plant. Two directs hits on end of the building X which is the steel plate-shaping shop at Kure Naval Arsenal. Concrete block served as a foundation of base for a steel frame column of the plant. The steel frame and its concrete base were hurled to the roof by the blast. Crater as seen from the ground. Motor generator almost buried in sand due to detonation of the bomb. Two story reinforced concrete building and its wooden roof served as a steel test laboratory. South-west face of the building with its steel frame windows dangling due to the blast.
Interiors of building located at Kure Naval Base Arsenal, Honshu. Heavy destruction after air raid. Overhead crane with right end fallen down due to a near miss on the steel frame column which supported to crane rail. End of crane collapsed and rests on the floor. Fallen overhead crane in the background and unfinished gun barrels for a second class cruiser. A heavy traveling bridge crane to load and unload coal, received a direct hit in the middle section. The carriage and wheels stick up in mid-air.
Destroyed buildings after air raid on Kure Naval Base Arsenal in Honshu. Face of the gas producing plant and south west face of the armor plate rolling mill which received a direct hit on its steel structure at Kure Naval Base Arsenal, Honshu. Large crate in the foreground. Gun barrel for heating and tempering plant. Reinforced concrete power substation in the foreground.
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