18 in Yamato class super-battleship Musashi as she appeared when sunk by sustained US Navy air attacks in October At over 72000 tons the pair were much the largest battleships ever built. Musashi was a few tons heavier.
HMS King George V. Builder: Vickers-Armstrong, Newcastle. Laid down: 1 January 1937. Launched: 21 February 1939. Commissioned: 11 December 1940. Decommissioned: 1949. Struck: 1957. Fate: Sold for scrap. Class & type: King George V-class battleship. Displacement: 42,200 tons. Length: 745 ft (227 m). Beam: 103 ft (31 m). Draught: 32.6 ft (9.9 m). Speed: 28.0 knots.