Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima undergoing maintenance and training at Sasebo, Japan, 4 May 1921Sasebo Naval Arsenal commemorative postcard, circa 1930Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 22 Oct 1946Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 14 Mar 1947
Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima undergoing maintenance and training at Sasebo, Japan, 4 May 1921Sasebo Naval Arsenal commemorative postcard, circa 1930Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 22 Oct 1946Incomplete light carrier Ibuki being taken apart at Sasebo, Japan, 14 Mar 1947


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"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945