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and the embarked composite squadrons
of Task Unit 77.4.3 (Taffy III)
on October 25, 1944

 

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BOSAMAR logo:  USS GAMBIER BAY (CVE 73)
takes a pounding 
from the IJN heavy cruiser CHIKUMA

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U.S. Archives Photograph

This section contains statistics and photographs on all Japanese warships
which were attached to the IJN Centre Force at the time it sortied
from Brunei Bay, Borneo on 22 October 1944.  
Their trek was long and the attrition rate was high.

The following Japanese warship classes took part in the Battle Off Samar:

YAMATO Class battleship
KONGŌ Class battleship
NAGATO Class battleship
ATAGO Class heavy cruiser
MOGAMI Class heavy cruiser
TONE Class heavy cruiser
NACHI Class heavy cruiser
AGANO Class light cruiser
KAGERŌ Class destroyer
SHIMAKAZE Class destroyer
YŪGUMO Class destroyer