Ocean liner SS Normandie
1931 advertisement poster for the then-brand new Lloyd Triestino ocean liner Victoria by Guiseppe Riccobaldi.
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IJN Repair Ship Akashi
Commissioned in 1940, the Akashi was the only specially-built repair ship constructed by the IJN in World War II. Her main operating base was the Combined Fleet’s advance anchorage at Truk.
During the war Akashi operated out of the Japanese base in the Truk atoll where she repaired various types of battle-damaged Japanese warships, including the Shōkaku in October 1942 and the Yamato in December 1943. In February 1944 the Americans made a raid on Truk (Operation Hailstone), sinking and damaging many ships. Akashi was damaged in these attacks and escaped to the Japanese atoll of Palau.
The Akashi was sunk at Palau by Task Force 58 aircraft in March 1944.
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