has any other navy ever suffered losses like the IJN of WWII? i was reading their ship listings when i noticed just how complete their losses were- every BB , all but one CV [ that one never was used in combat], almost total wipeouts of cruisers, DDs, subs, landing ships, and on to every type of warship. most classes ended up with only one or two still in useful shape at the end. yet moral never wavered. just to be accurate i included those ships too damaged to be useful but unrepaired or scrapped.