Yamato was sunk by bombs and torpedoes on April 7, 1945, in Operation Ten-Go, a last, desperate effort to break the American assault on Okinawa.
Vice Admiral Ito did not survive.
And one of the surviving destroyers had to steam backwards to Japan without her bow.
Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887—1941.
At about 12:30, 280 bomber and torpedo bomber aircraft arrived over the Japanese force.
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