What you see here is 26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum.
This 26″ thick section of turret armor off the Yamato class battleships was found at the Kure Naval Base in Japan after the end of WWII and brought back to the US for testing. The damage is the result of a US armor piercing naval shell during ballistic testing at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgreen, VA. Bleeding through the paint are the words “JAPANESE PORT PLATE”. This armor was, somewhat, heavy duty and protected the turret section. The steel the Japanese obtained and used as ship armor was inferior and not at the same level of quality as U.S Navy, Royal Navy, Russian Navy were using at the time .
Sunday vibes ✌🏼💫🌴
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“Mom, I’m hungry!” Often a mother will swim slowly at the surface while their calf twirls and plays. This behavior promotes growth and builds the strength a calf needs to make the migration north in a couple of months. This calf would nudge his mother and breach very close-by in hopes she would start nursing. Sure enough a few breaches later the mother lay idle at the surface while the calf was able to feed.
On behalf of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) students, the Australian High Commission would like to thank Nauru’s Department of Education, Nauru Secondary School, Nauru College and Kayser College for supervising four NCP students during their one month teacher practicums.
Last weekend, the Australian High Commissioner hosted a dinner for Department of Education officials, NCP students and their supervising teachers to acknowledge their ongoing hard work in the education sector 📚🍎
The Australian High Commission was pleased to host a book reading session in the Kid’s Corner of the Australian-funded Community Library on Saturday. Adults and children of all ages enjoyed listening to our Australian New Colombo Plan trainee teachers read a variety of stories. The Australian High Commission has donated furniture, flooring and books to the Kid’s Corner and looks forward to arranging future activities in this fun and educational space 📚