Stories and Battle Histories of the IJN's Battleships

(Updated 14 February 2003)

By Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp

with Special Features by Anthony Tully

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Now completed, this page of Tabular Records of Movement (TROMs) for battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy has been prepared by Bob Hackett and Sander Kingsepp from both Japanese and American sources. Feel free to post any questions to us on the Discussion and Questions board link above. - Bob Hackett.

Shortcuts to Battleship Special Features

The Fate of Battleship KONGO: A Research Odyssey by Anthony P. Tully

Death of Battleship HIEI: Sunk by Gunfire or Air Attack?

Shell Game at Surigao: The entangled fates of battleships FUSO and YAMASHIRO

Japanese Battleships: Tabular Records of Movement (TROMs)

(Class types link to Jon Parshall's specification summaries)


Yamato (revised 2/14/2003)
Musashi (revised 8/6/2002)

Nagato Class

Nagato (revised 8/6/2001)
Mutsu (revised 8/6/2001)


Kongo (posted 4/6/2001)
Hiei (Revised 7/19/2002)
Kirishima (Revised 7/19/2002)
Haruna (posted 12/6/2000)

Ise Class

Ise (Revised 2/14/2003)
Hyuga (Revised 7/19/2002)

Fuso Class

Fuso (posted 8/12/2001)
Yamashiro (Revised 10/25/2002)

Bibliography of Sources

About the Authors

Colonel Robert D. Hackett is a military historian and researcher. Retired from the United States Air Force and later from the aerospace industry, he resides in Florida. In collaboration with Mr. Kingsepp, he prepared the TROMs on the IJN's battleships, cruisers and submarines that are presented on this SENKAN! page and on the JUNYOKAN! and SENSUIKAN! pages.

Mr. Sander Kingsepp, a native of Estonia, is also a military historian and researcher. He is an editor of a construction magazine. A talented linguist, Sander's translations of Japanese source materials have added immeasurably to these TROMs.

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