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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:40 PM

My wife's stepfather was a Navy Ensign at the very end of WWII after graduating from the USNA. He was part of the US navy officers and enlisted allowed to go aboard Japan's last remaining battleship the Nagato:

 

The Nagato was the pride of Japan's Navy and the command to attack Pearl Harbor came from the Nagato, as Wikipedia notes:

 

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto issued the signal "Niitaka yama nobore" (Climb Mount Niitaka) December 2, 1941 from the Nagato at anchor at Hashirajima to signal the task force in the North Pacific to proceed in its attack on Pearl Harbor, committing Japan to the Pacific War.

 

The former Ensign wrote up an account of how he got the relic: a brass door sign that two people have translated as being for a "fire control" room. I've often wondered whether that meant fire fighting, or fire control for the ship's guns?

 

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#2 jangle

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 06:47 AM

I like it!



#3 Eric Queen

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 08:29 AM

火管庫 = hikanko  (place/room where fire (that burns) control equipment is stored)



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:03 AM

Very cool ...giving me goose bumps.



#5 Bob Hudson

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 12:17 PM

Very cool ...giving me goose bumps.

 

Yeah, it's a strange feeling to hold a piece of the Japanese command ship for Dec. 7, 1941



#6 Beerdragon54

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:43 PM

Great piece and history. Thanks for sharing


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