14 in battleship Ise pictured immediately post war in August 1945: she was bombed and sunk in shallow water by US Navy aircraft at Kure in July. By this time (like her sister Hyuga, which suffered a similar fate) she was a hybrid, her stern turrets having been removed to make her a quasi-carrier after the serious carrier losses at Midway in 1942.
130131-N-HN991-340 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2013) The guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) sail in formation. The group forms the Nimitz Strike Group Surface Action Group is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Hooper/Released)