Launched at Kure, Japan in 1940, Yamato weighed over 70,000 tons, and needed a serious anchor to hold her steady in rough seas. She required an anchor so serious, that she required two anchors; the 15-ton main anchor was over 5 meters in length and was mounted in the bow, while a smaller 3-meter anchor was mounted at the stern. This anchor arrangement helped keep Yamato steady.
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