Nov 8

1945 Color Film of the Battleships South Dakota and Nagato

Monday, November 8, 2010 11:57 AM


 The United States takes possession of the Japanese battleship Nagato at the end of World War II, at Yokusuka Naval Base. The crew of USS Horace A. Bass (APD-124), moored alongside Nagato, board the Japanese battleship. In this footage, the Japanese flag can briefly be seen flying over Nagato, with Horace A. Bass’s American flag in the foreground. The film begins with footage of an American battleship underway, likely USS South Dakota (BB-57). Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-20.