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She operated in homs islands and served as a repatriation vessel for prisoners and Japanese garrisons isolated from the Pacific in 1946-47, before being delivered to the scrapyard. The hangar deck itself was the initial armored deck of the battleship, bomb-proof as it retained its entire initial armor thickness. Displacement: 11,262 t. standard -14 200 t. Full Load Dimensions: 204.8 m long, 18.2 m wide, 6.6 m draft Machinery: 2 propellers, 2 turbines, 4 boilers, 52,000 hp. IJN Shinano, with her 72,000 tons at full load even exceeded USS Midway launched in 1945, despite Midway was longer than 24 meters. Top speed: 29 knots Armament: 8 x 127 AA, 4 x 25 mm AA, 48 aircraft Crew: 924. Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force The Japanese navy’s first aircraft carrier in 75 years is almost ready to deploy. In addition to spotting exercises, plnes were to lay smoke screens to protect their own, and provided air defence for the fleet as better fighters were available. Certainly with her sister ship, the best carrier in the world at that time. The other novelty was a larger offset bridge and an integrated tilted funnel, echoing what was done among the allies. IJN Unryu was torpedoed by the submarine USS Redfish in the China Sea, IJN Amagi was bombed Kure by the US 3rd Fleet, just like Katsuragi and the other three being completed. With the loss of Hiryu and the three others, experienced pilots and trained crews, Japan was left without any possibility of destroying what was left of the Pacific fleet in a short time. Repaired in Singapore, she was converted back as a fleet oiler in April-August 1944. It came from a request from the 1927 naval program that demanded a new, more economical model. In this case, big and fast ships had preference. The beginnings of Japanese naval aviation in 1912 found a first concrete application on 23 August 1914. Their flying deck was shorter than the hull. Crucial to this, was the location of the enemy fleet before the reverse was true. She was badly damaged twice but survived, was repaired and in 1945 she was in home waters, in Kure. Her slow speed prevented converted. She could carry 900 tonnes of aviation fuel and operated in wartime 12 Kawanishi E7K Type 94 “Alf” and/or Nakajima E8N Type 95 “Dave”, plus Mitsubishi F1M floatplanes, stored on the deck as there was no hangar. Displacement: 38,200 t. standard -43 650 t. Full Load Dimensions: 247.65 m long, 32.5 m wide, 9.5 m draft Machines: 4 propellers, 4 turbines, 8 boilers, 127,000 hp. (Picture source Twitter account tokyoincident) In December 2018, the Japanese Cabinet gave the approval to convert them into aircraft carriers capable of operating the STOVL F-35B. Support Naval Encyclopedia, get your poster or wallpaper now ! It was at its launch anyway much larger and of more valuable military value than the Hosho. The result was not long in coming: Launched in April 1931 and completed in May 1933, IJN Ruyjo was dangerously unstable, taking an uncontrollable roll as she was overloaded with high metacentric point. This wall of fire was in principle impassable, but exactly 10 days after her commissioning, her crew still testing all systems, she was spotted and torpedoed during her first and only shakedown trip off the Japanese coast by the submarine USS Archerfish, launching a full salvo. unknown –Mitsubishi K3M (1930), navy trainer and liaison, recce, 625 built, retired 1940s –Mitsubishi 2MR (1932), carrier-based recce biplane, 159 built, retired 1937-38 as trainers –Yokosuka K5Y (1934) 5,770 main IJN biplane trainer, with undercarriage or floats, used during WW2 –Hiro G2H (1933) 8 long-range recce/bomber land-based biplanes, most destroyed at Cheju Island in 1937 –Gasuden KR-2 (1934), light transport biplane, small prod. Her completion was delayed by design changes until 27 February 1942 and in March she joined Vice Admiral Teruhisa Komatsu’s IJN 6th Fleet with Chiyoda and Aikoku Maru for exercizes. Displacement: 62,000 t. standard -71 890 t. Full Load Dimensions: 266 m long, 36.3 m wide, 10.3 m draft Machinery: 4 propellers, 4 turbines, 12 boilers, 150,000 hp. Concept/Program: The first Japanese escort carriers, built fromsmall passenger liners and intended for supporting duties such as trainingand aircraft transport. The Hosho however, was completed before, and became the world’s first operational aircraft carrier, built as such. –Yokosuka E5Y (1930) 20 built, recce floatplane. This weapon worthy of a heavy cruiser dates back to a time when the concept of aircraft carrier was not yet fully understood and where it was envisaged that these vessels could be relatively versatile and able to defend themselves. Her onboard staff amounted to 91 aircraft. Work started at that time and Shinano was launched in October 1944 and completed a month later, a real tour de force. They participated in several operations, and IJN Hiyo was finally sunk in June 1944 during the battle of the Philippine Sea by the single torpedo from a Grumman TBM Avenger. This 15,400 long tons, 140 tonnes ship was armed with 2 × 120 mm (4.7 in) L/45 naval guns and 2 × 76.2 mm (3 in) L/40 AA guns, and carried in 1924 already 8 Type 14-1 Yokosuka E1Y1 three-seat reconnaissance floatplanes. This was followed by purchases abroad, and send junior officers also to be trained in the West. On the other hand, the hull was considerably longer and wider, and in the end, this ship proved to be able to contain a fleet of 84 aircraft (of which 53 were actually operational at all time), same as Shokaku. So not only the IJN carrier force was 1/3 larger than the US Navy’s but Japanese pilots were among the best experienced and trained of all belligerents with an ongoing campaign in China since 1937, and had another ace of their sleeves, the best naval fighter of its time, the Mitsubishi A6M “Zero”. The 1918 naval expansion program helped creating a true air group and dedicated naval air station at Sasebo. Only these three vessels had an operational life, however short. They were part of the large 6-6-3 programme, laid down in 1919-21, they wer all sunk in WW2 except Notoro, converted in 1934 as a seaplane tender/carrier. The hangar was much larger, draft and its width larger but length unchanged. , and a shed expanded and refitted. Instead, Kaga was her replacement, converted yet from another cancelled class. Amagi was however damaged during the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 and so badly damaged she was dismantled. The navy’s first seaplaned were Glenn Curtiss models and two Maurice Farman. IJN Ibuki was 80% complete in March 1945 when work stopped. They only carried 12 planes, but also 12 type A submersibles. In December 1941, just when attacking Pearl Harbor, the 1st Air fleet was the world’s largest fleet of aircraft carriers, comprising three divisions (see later). In June 1942, Midway’s losses prompted the high command to convert her into an aircraft carrier. In 1938 she operated 6 Type 95 floatplanes, and in November 1941 she was about to be reconverted as an oiler. She made various missions in 1944 before receiving in June fifty 25 mm AA. The bow was raised by a level in 1940. It was loaded with 60 aircraft, and measured 238 meters long and 29.60 wide with 7.9 meters of draft and 33,160 tons tested. She was attacked by TF38 planes off Coron Bay and later from another Submarine. IJN Chitose and Chiyoda were requisitioned after Midway’s losses to be converted into aircraft carriers. Therefore, yet again informed of the other fleet’s decision about their unfinished capital ships, the Japanese admiralty devoted the conversion of two of her most advanced cancelled capital ships, the Kaga and Akagi. The Kaga, hit by 4 projectiles, is immediately ravaged by fires, which explode in explosion to the fuel tanks, causing the complete destruction of the ship. During the first six months of the Pacific War, the IJN wreaked havoc in the southwestern Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Displacement: 17,830 t. standard -19 700 t. Full Load Dimensions: 180.2 m long, 22.5 m wide, 7.8 m draft Machinery: 2 propellers, 2 turbines, 4 boilers, 25,200 hp. She was present in Kure in March 1945, bombed and severely hit but remained afloat and eventually sunk in 1946. Taiho was unusual for a Japanese carrier when she first launched on April 7, 1943, as she was the first of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s flattops to feature an armored flight deck. The early completion of the Kaga and Akagi, in 1927-28 was assorted yet of many experimentations in launching and recovering planes on separate decks for example. Each new design was first given an experimental Shi number, based upon the current Japanese imperial year of reign. The Washington Naval Treaty allowed Japan a certain tonnage by class to the IJN, and the Chitose-class were seaplane tenders, but designed for their quick conversion to aircraft carriers from the start, knowing in case of war, these limits would be gone. On 6 September 1914 was the very first air-sea battle in history. Displacement: 17,500 t. standard -20 586 t. Full Load Dimensions: 189.36 m long, 25.60 m wide, 8.18 m draft Machinery: 2 steam turbines, 4 boilers, 26,000 hp. At the same time, he received new, more powerful machines, his speed gaining a knot. From this proof of concept, the IJN staff devised the Hei-type landing craft carriers: Apart Akistu Maru, her sister ship Nigitsu Maru was completed in March 1943. This siege saw the use for the first time in history of naval aviation, ship-borne. IJN Katsuragi was scrapped in 1947. At that time, the Japanese naval aviation became an independent body of the army. In April 1943, she joined the 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet, Southwest Area Fleet. In addition they had two hangars and two lifts, but protection was insufficient, especially underwater while these hangar were quite low. Because this divergence lasted between a large part of the traditionalist officers and these new generation of pilots officers (with a certain Yamamoto acquired to these ideas), there was no unified doctrine. Top speed: 25 knots Armament: 4 x 140 mm, 8 x 25 mm AA, 2 x 7.7 mmn AA, 21 aircraft Crew: 550. The rather extraordinary losses suffered by Japan because of US submersibles forced the admiralty to apply recipes of their enemies to face the same danger, and recommended solutions included the use of cheap escorts vessels, submarine hunters, and escort aircraft carriers. However, between news of Mitchell’s experiments in the US and more powerful engines, it was now possible to carry out torpedo-bombing missions with confidence and integrate more offensive roles to the carrier division. The smae year, the Royal Navy created the Royal Naval Air Service, soon inspiring Japanese admirals, which proposed to rename their own naval service. As a result of its treaty with Great Britain, Japan declared war on Germany, and they soon blockaded the German colony of Kiaochow, and its administrative capital, Tsingtao (Shandong peninsula). Small hangar and relativelyshort flight deck added, no island, catapult or arresting gear. The Kaga as delivered, showing her amazing three-staged flying-off decks. At that time, the ship was presented in a very different aspect from that which it will be known in 1941: it had a landing deck only at the rear, the front being reserved for two superimposed tracks of takeoff. -Kyushu K9W1 Momiji (1942) biplane trainer based on the Bücker Bu-131, 339 built –Kyushu K11W1 Shiragiku (1942) monoplane advanced operations trainer, 798 built –Nakajima C6N Saiun “Myrt” (1943) Navy Carrier Reconnaissance Plane, the fastest built by Japan, 463 built. Work ended in November 1943, when IJN Kaiyo was completed. The Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer (ひゅうが型護衛艦, Hyūga-gata-goei-kan) is a class of helicopter carrier built for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). She received air bomb damage north of Tassafaronga in October (Battle of Cape Esperance) and was sent in November to Truk, used in 1943 as fast transport between Japan, and Truk-Rabaul. Her tonnage had risen from 33,820 to 40,650 tons. Hher fighters made a carnage among American torpedo bombers, but as her air group was converted from an attack on Midway tp an attack on the USN carriers, planes loaded with bombs and fuels cluttering her deck and hangars, Douglas Dauntless dive bombers hit her after Kaga and Akagi. It started in fact in August to October 1914 when besieging the German colony of Tsing Tao. The Japanese fleet air arm originated in 1912, with the creation of a Commission on Naval Aeronautical Research (Kaigun Kokūjutsu Kenkyūkai), a subdivision of the Technical Department. –Aichi D1A (1934) dive bomber, 590 built codename “Susie” –Aichi D3A (1938), main IJN dive bomber, 1,486 built –Yokosuka D4Y (1942) codename “Judy” diver bomber, 2,038 built, –Mitsubishi G3M (1935), 1,048 built, long range twin engine navy land-based bomber, codename “Nell”. Fuel tanks were dislocated, massed planes exploded in chain, fire spread to the two hangars causing a series of new explosions. A group of Nakajima B5N2 over the fleet – Colorized by Irootoko jr. Japanese aviation was divided between the Army and Navy models, with a great deal of rivalry between the two, a bit like the USA. As the area of operation stretched out fast, the 1st air fleet was thinned out. As a result, it was a shorter and slower building than the Akagi, but with better protection of the internal bridges. The latter survived, only to be spotted and destroyed by American destroyers the next day with torpedoes. This represented 212 330 tonnes. They carried 84 planes, of which 72 were operational at all times, the others kept in reserve, which was a record for a Japanese carrier. Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45. IJN Kamoi carried 22 Nakajima E4N or 12 Yokosuka E5Y. Their AA varied during their service, between six and eight 127 mm and six 120 mm for Taiyo, with initially eight 25 mm, then 24 on Taiyo and Unyo, and 22 plus 5 heavy 13 mm machine guns for IJN Chuyo in 1943. The initial explosion broke aviation fuel lines, leading to extremely flammable vapors invading the entire hangar, all degenerating into a series of devastating explosions. From 14 July 1942, the First Air Fleet was became two units, the Third Fleet and Eighth Fleet, while the 2nd and 5th Carrier Division were disbanded. –Mitsubishi B2M (1932) 206 built, based on Blackburn Ripon, retired 1939-1940 –Yokosuka B4Y (1935) 205 built, biplane, retired 1943 –Mitsubishi B5M (1936) fixed carriage monoplan bomber, 125 built –Nakajima B5N (1937) 1,150 built, main torpedo bomber –Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga “Frances” (1943) Navy Land-Based twin engines Bomber, 1098 built, Mitsubishi MC-20-II, close to the L4M, Naval transport plane –Yokosuka K2Y (1929), main navy trainer based on Avro 504, rarely mounted on floats. Finally, she was sunk on November 17, 1944, by the sub USS Spadefish. The Mitsubishi Zero so started its career as Navy Experimental 12-Shi Carrier Fighter. In June 1943 she was sent to New Guinea, carrying reinforcements to Bougainville Island. Akitsu Maru was a passenger liner taken over before completion by the Imperial Japanese Army, fitted with a flight deck but no hangar to simplify construction. Top speed: 26 knots Armour: Max: 9 mm Armament: 8 x 127 mm cannons, 38 x 25 mm AA guns, 31 planes Crew: 989. She was present at the Battle of Leyte, sunk on 25 October at Cape Engano by the American Air Force. As seaplane tenders they srved nevertheless during the second sino-Japanese war and the early Pacific War and naturally were converted after the Battle of Midway at Sasebo Naval Yard. The Pacific War [7 December 1941 – 2 September 1945] between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and the United States Navy (USN) is mainly remembered for its aircraft carrier actions. She was completed and commissioned just days prior the attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941. By November 1940, she was assigned to the 24th Air Flotilla, 4th Fleet from December 1941. A class of two seaplane tenders converted later to light aircraft carriers. good train. She was damaged near Java in 1943 and towed for repairs in Singapore, scuttled and BU in 1947. We can see a trail there towards the events leading to Pearl Harbour. Your email address will not be published. Modifications: The AA armament was augmented during WWII. Their economic diesels well adapted to their old function were replaced by destroyers geared steam turbines to follow the fleet. These floatplane transports were operational units capable of operating observation and combat aircraft squadrons to cover the fleet. In the mid-1920s, land based seaplanes dominated the IJN air arm, used for reconnaissance and ASW patrols. There are a total of [ 18 ] WW2 Japanese Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945) entries in the Military Factory. In the face of this failure, IJN Ryujo was taken over for a radical reconstruction in 1934-36. Taiho was also fast, albeit a little less than her predecessors, but had superior autonomy. Two others were based on Hitachi’s 8,000-ton, 19 knots (22 mph; 35 km/h) Type-M cargo. Top speed: 29 knots Armament: 4 x 127 AA, 48 x 25 mm AA, 6 x 28 launch rockets, 30 grenades ASM, 27 aircraft Crew: 942, Your email address will not be published. Shortly after Midway, both took advantage of their immobilization to pour concrete into existing spaces between bulkheads and fuel tanks. The Kokusai Ki-76 (a recce plane close to the Fieseler Storch) and Kayaba Ka-1 were flown off Akitsu Maru. A code was soon created to differenciate between the two: Two letters and a number, coding the plane origin and purpose, a Japanese symbolic name, and on top the allied intelligence code, versus the factory designation for Japanese Army planes with the Type in Imperial years. Conversion work lasted from 1942 to late 1943, and Shinyo was commissioned into the Japanese Navy in December 1943. but a violent earthquake caused the destruction of the basin in which was this twin of the Akagi, whose hull was dislocated. Each kōkū sentai was a self-contained tactical unit, with or without destroyer escort, which can be detached or attached to others depending on the mission. His machines developed 91,000 hp, giving it a speed of 27.5 knots. She was originally laid down as the large oil tanker Hiryu, whose construction began in 1919, but the Japanese high command aware of the success of the British in the field of aircraft carriers requisitioned this ship in 1920 for converion. –Aichi M6A1 Seiran (1943) Navy Special Strike Submarine Bomber developed for the I-400 submarines, 28 built. A 3D CG Animation of Imperial Japanese Navy's Aircraft Carrier Kaga. Its chimney was starboard, and the huge duct ran along the entire length of the track to the rear, a configuration that will not be retained later. Displacement: 13,600 t. standard -16 496 t. Full Load Dimensions: 166.55 m long, 21.90 m wide, 8.04 m draft Machinery: 2 steam turbines, 4 boilers, 52,000 hp. Displacement: 17,300 t. standard -21 900 t. Full Load Dimensions: 227.40 m long, 22.32 m wide, 7.84 m draft Machines: 4 steam turbines, 8 boilers, 153,000 hp. The Japanese Navy then purchased the ship, and after the Battle of Midway in June 1942, decided to convert her into an aircraft carrier. Japanese Navy JS Izumo DDH 183 undergoing modification to become aircraft carrier class ship, at the Japan Marine United shipyard in Yokohama. None will participate in the battle of Leyte, or a major battle. The print shows some spots and an area of discoloration, and the edges have been reinforced with paper tape on the back. Top speed: 28 knots Armament: 8 guns 127, 8 guns 25 mm AA, 30 aircraft Crew: 785. The Imperial Japanese Navy started the Pacific War with 10 aircraft carriers, the largest and most modern carrier fleet in the world at that time. From 5 April 1945, still unrepaired, she was damaged so badly she sank sinking in shallow water. One example is the Imperial Japanese Navy’s June 30, 1942, plan for aircraft carrier construction. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Displacement: 17,200 t. standard -22 400 t. Full Load Dimensions: 227.4 m long, 22 m wide, 7.8 m draft Machinery: 4 propellers, 4 turbines, 8 boilers, 152,000 hp. On board, all 2,046 men, of the crew and IJA’s 64th Infantry Regiment went with her. Operational: Served al… True specialization will come when the effectiveness of the apparatus alone will be sufficient to render all this surface artillery obsolete. Like the legion Condor over Spain for Luftwaffe’s future officers, combat over China gave considerable experience and confidence to IJN pilots. The following is the List of aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, both past and present. The hull structure was reinforced, ballasts were added, and the armament was reduced from six twin 5-in/127 mm to eight. Instead planes were stored below the flight deck, on the main deck. Displacement: 10,600 t. standard -13 450 t. Full Load Dimensions: 179.90 m long, 20.80 m wide, 7.08 m draft Machinery: 2 steam turbines, 6 boilers, 65,000 hp. It was to achieve air superiority to prepare the surface battle, in 1932–33. IJN Zuiho saw her AA increased considerably, rising to 48 25 mm guns in 1943, then 68 in 1944, with 8 rocket launchers with 28 tubes each. Their devices will go to Yorktown. In 1944 Taiyo and Unyo yielded two of their 127 mm turrets for 265 mm tubes batteries, for a total of 68, as well as ten 13 mm heavy machine guns. Their main purpose was to serve as platforms for Kamikazes attacks, trying to delay the inevitable fall of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Three officers were sent to Hammondsport (Curtiss) and two in France for training and instruction, making back home their first flights at Oppama, Yokosuka Bay. Each “division” had two carriers, each with its own hikōtai (aircraft/aviation unit). Conventional aircraft could fly off from her deck but not land, until July 1944 when a KX arresting gear was fitted. The British sent assistance with the Semphill technical mission, to preside over this design work. In 1921, she was was launched and put into service in 1922, earlier than HMS Furious. She was used as an auxiliary ships for invasions support, starting with the Fourth Surprise Attack Force. It was a logical development of what was said above, based at first on a single unit, by default the “1st carrier division” allowed by the commissioning of the Kaga and Akagi, added to the Hosho. However due to their planes short range the hierarchy was still thinking in terms of observation for the fleet. The Prototype Shinshū Maru (photo) completed in 1935 was converted with a floodable well dock the next year. While Japan has grappled with long-running territorial disputes with Russia and South Korea, it was China’s “unilateral, coercive attempts to alter the status quo” that spurred Japan to action. IJN Hiryu in 1939 and 1941 – Colorized by irootoko jr. Coming from the 1931-32 program including Soryu, IJN Hiryu was laid down two years later and closely inspired by it. Conversion work started at Sasebo in November and she had two lift servicing a single hangar. Kamoi was completed 12 September 1922 as a “special service ship”, fleet Oiler. But the danger came again, not from the sea, but American submersibles. IJN planes preparing to take off from Akagi before the attack on Pearl Harbour, IJN Shokaku in 1941, colorized by Irootoko Jr. However after Midway and other crippling battles for the IJN, the 1st fleet division became in 1944 largely a land-based fleet of “kichi kōkūtai” (base air unit(s)), its carriers played a bait role at Leyte. The shift away from battleships as main target to the aircraft carriers was apparent in naval games by the mid-1930s, notably with a new generation of precision tools, the dive-bombers, for which Japan was ready to be invested in intensive training. She was more powerful at 47,000 bhp, with 2-shaft geared steam turbines for 28 knots and a range of 11,000 nautical miles, so she was often requested to perform high speed transport missions, carrying the most vital assets in isolated places. At the battle of Midway, IJN Nisshin carried twelve Type A Kō-hyōteki-class midget submarines, for Kure Atoll, to be used as a seaplane base to target Midway. With a total displacement on at least 52,000 long tons, she was the largest aircraft carrier ever built in the world at that time. Light carriers such as Ryūjō and Kasuga Maru could only bring a dozen planes of each type for any operation. –Mitsubishi F1M (1936) 944 recce, last biplane floatplanes in the IJN –Yokosuka H5Y (1936) Type 99 Flying Boat Model 11, 20 built -Watanabe K6W (1937) experimental florplane trainder/recce –Aichi E11A (1937) 17 gunnery spotting seaplanes (E11A Type 98) -Kawanishi E11K (1937), two transport flying boats -Nakajima E12N (1938), 2 recce floatplanes -Nippi K8Ni1 (1938), 2 trainer floatplanes –Watanabe E9W (1938) 35 shipboard recce biplanes -Watanabe K8W (1938) 3 built, recce seaplane trainers –Aichi E13A (1938) main recce monoplane floatplane, 1,418 built -Kawanishi E13K (1938) 2 built, 3-seat shipboard recce. In this configuration, there were also 12 120 mm pieces in double turrets and 22 heavy machine guns. It was only after the Battle of Midway [June 1942] that the Japane… The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. As a carrier battle group, the Kidō Butai in December 1941 was the centerpiece of a massive “task force” comprising also an escort of two battleships, three cruisers, nine destroyers, supported by eight tankers, and a forward screening of 23 submarines, plus four midget submarines deployed for the initial failed harbor attack. IJN Chitose was launched in 1936, Chiyoda in 1937, and Mizuho, ​​a little different, in 1938. Get it as soon as Fri, Dec 11. The Washington Naval allowed Japanese to request two incomplete capital ships to be rebuilt as carriers, the IJN Akagi and Amagi. –Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (1944) codename “Baka” the famous suicide rocket plane, 852 built. On 5 September, they bombed the Bismarck battery, a key point on Tsingtao’s fortifications. The ships also could also carry 27 Daihatsu-class landing craft. Rear-Admiral Yamaguchi, onboard the ship, thought two large American aircraft carriers have been destroyed. IJN Katuragi was later refloated and used as a transport to repatriate Japanese prisoners and evacuate small isolated garrisons of the Pacific, well into 1946. -Also was tested a flotplane trainer, the Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan Navy Special Strike Submarine Bomber trainer (1943, 2 built) and the Kyushu Q1W1-K Tokai-Ren, a twin-engine the same year codenamed “Lorna”. Media in category "Aircraft carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy" The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total. Kaga was the third Japanese aircraft carrier. Both had been launched and the completion work was going on. Japan had to comply with the Washington disarmament treaty and peace conference, despite its protestation of a lower authorized tonnage than the two largest navies of the world, on each side of the Atlantic. IJN Chitose and Chiyoda were converted in 1941 for the transport of attack submersibles, their stern being lowered and provided with a ramp. –Mitsubishi 1MF (1921) 138 built, retired 1923 -Heinkel HD 23/Aichi Type H (1926) semi experimental fighter, 4 built -Kawanishi K-11 (1927) experimental fighter, 2 built –Nakajima A1N (1928), based on Gloster Gambet, 151 built, retired 1935 –Nakajima A2N (1929): 166 built, retired 1941 Note: The Navy also used the Gloster Sparrowhawk from 1931, 90 were in service. Ro-Go Ko-gata operating from Hosho. There was no tims for a reconstruction, so she was used as a training carrier. 13.2 mm AA, 27 aircraft Crew: 1,595. IJN Taiyo was torpedoed by USS Rasher in August 1944, and Unyo by USS Barb in September 1944. IJN Hosho off Shanghai in 1937. Learn how your comment data is processed. Top speed: 27 knots Armour: Belt 208, flight deck 80, hangar deck 180 Armament: 16 guns 127, 145 guns 25 mm AA, 12 LR (28 R), 47 aircraft Crew: 2,400. She then participated in June 1942 in the Battle of Midway. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. But the Japanese were not used to this type of aircraft carrier, and they were used as transport aircraft able to defend themselves with their own aircraft, and for training pilots. She was repaired in Yokosuka and joined the Hi-87 convoy to Singapore, but in January 1945, she was heavily damaged in Hong Kong. IJn Taiho was launched in April 1943, completed in March 1944, but had a very short operational career since her first major operation was the Battle of the Philippine Sea during which she unsuccessfully used her air group but was torpedoed by USS Archerfish on June 19, 1944. Service in January 1944, she was bombed by US Navy aircraft she. 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