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Song Parodies -> "Fish that Sank Shinano"

Original Song Title:

"I Put a Spell on You"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"Fish that Sank Shinano"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The Japanese Shinano aircraft carrier of the Yamato-Class (as converted) was the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine. It was WW2's largest carrier at 872' and weighing 70,000 tons!!! It was not fully finished when she was ordered to another port to pick up Ohka suicide rocket aircraft and in the process fell to the USS Archerfish. She took 4 torpedos, but the belief that the damage was minimal meant 7 hrs of slow sinking that cost 1435 lives out of 2455 onboard. Her belt was 160-400mm and she was armed with 8x 127mm cannons, 35x triple 25mm AA guns as well as 22x 28 tube rocket launchers. Range was 10,000 miles @ 18 knots. She would have carried 47 aircraft and could theoretically launch bomber aircraft armed with ASMs in development.
Fish that sank Shinano
Joe Enright

Battleship conversation on a cruise
872' long
70,000 tons!

2400 to handle it
12 boilers , 4 turbines, 4 shafts sound
150,000 hp
At that weight, 27 knots did astound!

Fish that sank Shinano
Joe Enright
Caught her in sight

Six Torps loosed
Four hit- BOOMs!!!
Ship was doomed
But it continued anyway
Started to list
Pumps started to seize
Archerfish had its day!

7 hrs flooding, listing
Fish that sank Shinano
Took many lives
(After only 10 days at sea)

Note: The US Navy was critical of Enright's claim of the unknown carrier, but credited him with sinking a 28,000 ton Hiyo carrier. Only after the war was it learned that the carrier was Shinano!

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