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On April 6, 1945, with nine support ships, Yamato left the naval harbor of Kure with a crew of 3332. Many of them were young men who were newly trained. On April 7, Yamato engaged the overwhelming forces of the U.S. Naval Fleet which was supported by extensive carrier support. The battle began at 12:37pm and Yamato foundered at 2:23pm. The surviving crew consisted of 269 men, while 3,063 were lost. Among Yamato's escort force, an additional 1,187 men were lost.
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