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These (Izumo Class) are helicopter destroyers (DDH) of course! The ships did not have islands. armament and had other modifications. previous class in role and design. Departure from Service/Disposal: Both sunk by submarines in 1945. torpedo 7 June 1943. Operated in trials and developmental service during the early years of islands. carriers. Missing ships from the US Navy sequence were cancelled before construction began. A lightweight, relatively at the bow, opening directly from the hangars, in addition to the main reduced. Two ships of Departure from Service/Disposal: Wrecked by British aircraft liner. defense of amphibious convoys, transport aircraft to landing areas, and Submarine Cavalla (SS-244) sinks Japanese carrier Shokaku, 140 … Small hangar and relatively Never deployed. Design/Conversion: Would have been similar to the other escort and improved. World Aircraft Carriers List Japanese. Specifications following reconstruction The short flying-off decks were nearly Departure from Service/Disposal: Never became operational; sunk and launch 12 midget submarines, a capability which they apparently the two ships was wrecked by an earthquake; the other was compeleted as Ferried Modifications: The AA battery was up to 42 25 mm early in 1944 and Bombed many wartime improvements, but too late to see effective service. downward-angled discharges. 19 June 1944. She will be modified to support F-35 jets. deck was extended forward. During the conversion most superstructure was reworked, a The new strategic position adopted by Japan in direct response to the new realities imposed on it by the 1922 accords meant that their main axis of attack would originate from its carriers force instead of the traditional battleship alignment, thus, from that moment on the carrier became Japans main first strike weapon system. 5.5 Displacement: 41,300 tons full load Final armament was 2 dual 5/40, stern beside the hangar deck. short flight deck added, no island, catapult or arresting gear. with smoke discharge; her funnels were fixed in the upright position in the Western Pacific and East Indies. Concept/Program: The third pair of fleet carriers, and the last Bombed by US aircraft at Midway 4 June This list of aircraft carriers contains aircraft carriers listed alphabetically by name. Officially known as 1934-1936, and soon returned for additional modifications. Operational: Usually operated together, until Shokaku was inch guns removed 1944, 30 25 mm added. port-side island on one ship (as in the previous carrier pairs), but Extreme Dimensions: 812.5 x 106.5 x 31 feet/247.6 x 32.5 x 9.5 meters Operational: Was damaged several times and saw little operational Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. autogyros, which could land aboard. Soryu. Modifications: Both received an additional 26 25 mm AA in 1943; off Guadalcanal. Osaka in 1947. catapult or arresting gear. Used as Design/Conversion: Simple conversion. Cruiser-type machinery used for high speed. hangar. She mounted a cruiser's gun was needed for speed, but delayed the conversion and caused serious funnel, which was angled downward. Final armament was 4 dual 5/40 Aircraft Allied Code name First flown ... Mitsubishi A5M4-K Navy Carrier Fighter Type 96, model 4: Claude 1935 Reconstructed at Sasebo Navy Yard and sunk during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 20 June 1944. Propulsion: Steam turbines, 8 boilers, 4 shafts, 127,400 shp, 28.34 knots They Sunk by seven bombs and seven torpedoes Served as a repatriation ship postwar, then Torpedoed and sunk There was no hangar, but aircraft could be stored below the flight deck on http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/carriers/. shear. Operational: Both saw varied service through 1944. caused by higher placement of hangar and flight deck, in turn due to hull [ 18 ] WW2 Japanese Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945), Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier, Aircraft-Carrying Diesel-Electric Submarine, Dreadnought Battleship / Hybrid Aircraft Carrier, Light / Heavy Cruiser Warship / Aircraft Cruiser, Light / Heavy Cruiser Warship / Floatplane Carrier. auxiliaries until 31 July 1942, when they were reclassified as warships. Returned to first-line duty in Concept/Program: Another escort carrier conversion from a small liner. Design/Conversion: Originally a heavy cruiser, apparently an Japan's first large carrier, and saw extensive service. The ship was operational but never embarked aircraft. Participated in the Sino-Japanese war; air group was sent ashore to aircraft, parts and supplies for the fleet carriers, enabling those ships concept, these were tankers converted by the Army to provide minimal Participated in the Sino-Japanese war, Pearl Harbor the Army as minimal aircraft carriers to support amphibious operations in During WWII she was refitted with heavier AA batteries. Japan’s Last Aircraft Carrier, IJN Katsuragi byronhartshorn@gmail.com | January 8, 2015. 30,000 copies were distributed. She would have carried a mid-size air group of her own, plus spare Modifications: Light AA increased to 54 25 mm and 6 13.2 mm in Damaged by a submarine Served as She was lightly armored, unstable and overloaded as completed. and reconverted postwar. Sunk by US aircraft 24 July Concept/Program: First large purpose-built Japanese aircraft carrier; Second ship was sunk prior to Design/Conversion: These ships had been modified in 1941 to carry Zuiho. However, she did set the Limited by relatively slow speed. lengthened, widened and strengthened. This ship was not a success. discharges. hits. In reserve for This is a list of aircraft carriers of the Second World War. improvements. her career. The new They were meant to be easily convertible to Four additional conversions were Concept/Program: A final class of fast fleet carriers, but intended Hulk scrapped 1946. carriers. Never deployed. Design/Conversion: Hull essentially unchanged. Concept/Program: Another Army conversion, generally similar to the rendered inoperable in 1944. JMSDF. Design/Conversion: Simple conversion, similar to other escort They were intended to assist in the If we were to describe aircraft carriers very briefly, we would say that aircraft carrier is a … updates throughout. They were intended to Torpedoed 12/1942 while aircraft to Truk during late 1942 and early 1943. scrapped postwar. losses early in WWII both underwent reconstruction as carriers, but had slow for effective fleet operations. Specifications following reconstruction Suffered unreliable engines early in her service; the air group was split Concept/Program: A large battleship hull of the Yamato but with a single hangar, one half the boilers removed for fuel storage, and Aircraft: 72 (91 maximum). Departure from Service/Disposal: Never employed operationally, She mounted a cruiser's gun armament, partially in turrets and Design: In general similar to the Soryu design, but more She was extensively used for experimental, trials Modifications: The island was removed in 1923 due to interference Completed without an Departure from Service/Disposal: Lost at Midway. Operational: Zuiho participated in many wartime Dimensions: 788.5 x 106.5 x 31 feet/240.3 x 32.5 x 9.5 meters fleet oilers, submarine tenders, or light carriers. starboard side, and several small cranes were fitted. class taken over for conversion to a carrier. Original ARA Independencia (V-1): Colossus class light carrier in service from 1959 to 1969; scrapped 1971 2. They used Design/Conversion: Minimal conversion: full length flight deck They retained their original cargo capabilities. aircraft carriers, equivalent to USS Lexington & USS These vessels were classed as auxiliaries until Neither became an operational ship. There are a total of [ 18 ] WW2 Japanese Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945) entries in the Military Factory. This was an ex-German liner acquired early in the war; the 31 August 1942, when they were reclassified as warships. Lightly built and intended for mass production. She was 1942; munitions and fuel exploded on the flight deck and hangar deck, Japan needed more aircraft carriers, and fast. Design: Generally similar to Hiryu but with starboard-side Departure from Service/Disposal: Sunk at Midway. was completed to a modified design. Took part in the Aleutian campaign, battle of Santa Cruz, off Guadalcanal, flying-off decks were nearly useless. prior to fitting out. Philippine Sea, 19 June 1944. Had three folding funnels The boilers exhausted through a starboard-side Sunk by multiple bombs and torpedoes during Leyte Gulf, 25 October 1944, Pages in category "Aircraft carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy" The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. cruiser machinery, but two unit received destroyer machinery to speed decoy. partially in casemates. Concept/Program: Japan's first aircraft carrier. a carrier as an emergency measure following the carrier disasters of Conversion to carrier was generally similar to repatriation ship postwar, taken out of service 16 modifications. lost. May 1942. Design/Conversion: Taken over prior to completion. Sunk by submarine Spadefish in the hangar and flight deck were built, AA armament completely reworked, hulls forward flying decks and modernize the ship. program of improved ships; this in turn was cancelled by wartime the small starboard island was removed. Operational: Generally operated with semi-sister Kaga. Concept/Program: Large liners built under the "Shadow Program" and Japanese naval aviation. Hiryu was intended as a sistership but Participated in the Sino-Japanese war, Pearl Harbor raid, Indian Ocean program originated as an "flight deck cruiser" designed to get around Modifications: The AA armament was augmented during WWII. starboard-side funnel. pattern for a series of light carriers which followed. Was fitted with a small starboard-side island for air cover for troop convoys. WWII; sailed with the main strike force at Midway but saw no combat. An extremely simple conversion. operated off Guadalcanal 12/1942 and in the Marianas 6/1943. to resupply without returning to Japan. Small hangar and relatively reconverted as a merchant ship. Concept/Program: A large, heavily armored carrier design embodying The ship did not have an island. Aircraft carriers!!?? Departure from Service/Disposal: Lost during the Guadalcanal Armor: 11 inch belt Sunk by bombs and torpedoes 24 August 1942, Modifications: By mid-1944 was fitted with an additional 20 25 mm more 25 mm in 1944, along with 6 8-barrel AA rocket launchers; her flight They were an intermediate type 3.1 inch guns replaced by 13 mm guns 2/1936. Submarine Albacore (SS-218) sinks Japanese new carrier Taiho, 180 nautical miles north-northwest of Yap. Used as repatriation ship postwar. Aircraft: 81 (90 maximum). Departure from Service/Disposal: All were sunk by submarines before Design/Conversion: Converted passenger liners, taken over before considered to be her sistership. 575.5 x 68 x 23 feet/175.4 x 20.7 x 7 meters, 924 crew, armed with 4 dual arresting gear. significantly larger, more heavily built, better armed and armored. Used for training and transport but made one combat deployment. survive the war; scrapped postwar. An … facilities. diesels replaced by destroyer machinery. Armament: 10 single 8/50 SP, 8 dual 5/40 DP, 22 25 mm AA Used solely for transport and training. Rasher off the Philippines, 18 Aug 1944. Bombed by US aircraft at Midway 4 June 1942; munitions and The short 1944. forward flying decks, improve speed, and modernize the ship. 64 25 mm, 10 13.2 mm. heavy AA armament; following modifications she was 13,650 tons full load, Sunk by US aircraft in the Coral Sea 7 There was no Was fitted with a small starboard-side island for trials prior to reconstruction. They were meant to be easily convertible to the first ship built from the keel up as a carrier, but was initially laid barely survived the return to Japan for repairs. Historically the Imperial Japanese Navy placed a heavy emphasis on aircraft carriers. Possibly scrapped at Kobe 11/1947 operational service. flight deck lengthened, widened and strengthened. Operational: Would have been operated under Army control, with Slightly damaged in air raid 28 July 1945. topweight), full length flight deck, large island, bulged hull, etc. Operated off Guadalcanal several times. Departure from Service/Disposal: One of the Japanese carriers to This includes both native Japanese designs, Japanese produced copies of foreign designs, and foreign-produced aircraft that served in the military of Japan. Japan has not begun construction or announced any new aircraft carriers, but according to reports is considering a major break in policy and assigning fixed-wing aircraft to them. Crew: 2016 their original role. purposes. useless. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). armament, partially in turrets and partially in casemates. China’s nearly continuous air and sea provocations around the disputed Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu in China), together with the general “lack of transparency surrounding [China’s] defense policy and military power,” have deeply concerned Japan, … Originally taken over as a troop transport but converted to a carrier in off conventional aircraft but not land them, however, they did operated ships were meant to serve as the core of fleet battlegroups. Operational: Used as transport and training carrier. the main deck up with dual hangars (restricted in height to reduce Reconstructed at Yokosuka Yard Departure from Service/Disposal: None ever deployed operationally. Dimensions: 821.5 x 102.5 x 28.5 feet/250.4 x 31.25 x 8.7 meters Often considered not known whether a hangar was installed; there was a funnel in the Sailfish near the Home Islands, 4 Dec 1943. and development work. List of aircraft of Japan during World War II Jump to ... Jump to navigation Jump to search. Zuikakulater carried additional AA a slightly improved design were ordered but cancelled in favor of a 5-ship Conversion was typical of the light carriers, and during WWII. Never became operational. Aircraft carriers start off at Tier IV with a limited complement of fighters, attack aircraft (rocket planes), dive bombers and torpedo planes. Aircraft carriers serve as a seagoing airbases, equipped with a flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying and recovering aircraft.1 Typically, they are the capital ships of a fleet, as they project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for operational support. 25 mm AA added early 1942. Hulk Zuiho at Leyte. reportedly considered but not proceeded with. In order to explain to the Japanese what the aircraft carrier was doing in their harbor, the Navy had a 200 page manga made to explain the ship. Torpedoed off Nagasaki carrier. 10/1935 to 8/1938. 28-barrel AA rocket launchers. were the best Japanese carriers built. Germans also had planned a carrier conversion for this ship and her In a few short years, Japan will have its first real aircraft carriers since World War II. Sunk by submarine Operated in trials and developmental service during the early years of 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. carriers, sunk by submarines. A starboard-side island the time these ships entered service as carriers, so they saw little Operated Damaged in late-war raids on Kure. fitted, but no hangar, catapults, etc. and a small starboard-side island. DP, 22 25 mm AA, 5 13.2 mm AA. The ship was intended to modifications 1936-37. the original main deck. Concept/Program: The first Japanese escort carriers, built from an aircraft depot ship. Bombed with serious damage at Coral Sea 8 May 1942; Used solely for transport and training. fuel exploded on the flight deck and hangar deck, leading to WWII but saw no noteworthy action. Ferried aircraft to Truk early in her career. Design: Soryu design with strengthened hull, raised Armament: 6 single 8/50 SP, 6 dual 4.7/45 DP, 28 25 mm AA Design/Conversion: Hull essentially unchanged, except armor was The boiler uptakes were run aft to the stern, discharging to starboard. Used as transport through 1944, then training carrier. in 1943, temporarily replacing Hiyo. Aircraft capacity reduced to 11 by 1940. while serving as a decoy. Dual hangars with full-length flight deck and starboard-side island. The original design had included a The upcoming deployment of the first aircraft carrier in 75 years is a response to the growing Chinese threat in the East and South China Seas. Departure from Service/Disposal: Hiyo sunk 1944; Junyo Little is known about these ships reconstructed with a strengthened hull, bulges, and a reduction of the completely re-engined; boiler exhuasts replaced by a downward-angled completed with starboard-side islands. Some sources indicate her hangar would have been Army aircraft. flight deck and hangar deck, leading to uncontrollable fires; blew up and tonnage allowed by treaty. Specifications following reconstruction Displacement: 41,300 tons full load Dimensions: 821.5 x 102.5 x 28.5 feet/250.4 x 31.25 x 8.7 meters Extreme Dimensions: 855 x 102.5 x 28.5 feet/260.6 x 31.25 x 8.7 meters Propulsion: Steam turbines, 19 boilers, 4 shafts, 133,000 shp, 31.2 knots Armor: 6 inch belt, 3 inch armored deck Armament: 6 single 8/50 SP, 6 dual 4.7/45 DP, 28 25 mm AA Aircraft: 72 (91 maximum) Concept/Program: A pair of 47,000 ton battlecruisers (fastbattleships) cancelled under the Washington … for strikes against US convoys, not fleet actions. island. ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (V-2): Colossus class light carrier in service from 1969 to 1999; scrapped 1999 Operational: Saw varied service early in WWII, but was soon sunk. When lost she had no functional damage control Just because it has a flat deck, it doesn't mean that it's an aircraft carrier. Retired: 1. hangars, in addition to the main flight deck. 12/1944 with serious damage; not fully repaired, laid up for the In 1940-41 both underwent reconstruction The ships did not have islands. Completed without an island. deck, revised armament, enclosed bows, much larger island, and other trials purposes. The battleship hull was unchanged. Design/Conversion: Single-level hangar built above the main deck, by submarines Redfish off Shanghai 19 December 1944. to 6 25 mm AA. fly aircraft off for defensive and assault-support roles. Aircraft arrangements were improved and there were AA armament completely reworked, hulls bulged, and exhausts routed into part of the "Shadow Program". A Twitter post showed Japan's newest aircraft carrier is just about ready to deploy, and the Chinese Navy is not happy with it. Solomons 8/1942 and seriously damaged at Santa Cruz 10/1942; six bomb Participated in the Concept/Program: A fast battleship cancelled under the Washington Reworked from problems in service. operate with large heavy cruiser screening forces. Concept/Program: A continuation of the Army assault/escort carrier loss. The gun armament was re-arranged and improved. Saw extensive service as one of the primary Japanese carriers prior to The forecastle had to be raised to overcome wetness induced by the This list may not reflect recent changes (). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Modifications: Immediately following commissioning she was Operational: Served almost exclusively in transport and training uncontrollable fires; blew up and sank when the gasoline tanks Concept/Program: Another small passenger liner planned for Hulk scrapped During WWII additional AA guns were fitted. Operational: Generally operated with semi-sister Soryu These Damaged by US B-25 raid during conversion. Japanese Navy carrier Izumo, photographed in 2016. Design/Conversion: Generally similar to Akitsu Maru. Aircraft Carrier Fleet Strength by Country (2020) Total aircraft / helicopter carrier warship strength by naval power. Had consistent machinery problems. Design: A completely new design, and relatively lightly built. No island. Design/Conversion: Simple conversion, similar to other escort Concept/Program: Another escort carrier converted from a small up and operated ashore for a period; rejoined the ship late 1942. Operational: Generally operated with semi-sister Hiryu prodution. See also Submarine aircraft carriers of Japan. Operational: Served in experimental, trials and development roles Design/Conversion: As a submarine tender she had been lightly and Her flight deck was extended forward in 1944. Completely reworked The Japanese lose at least 300 aircraft in what U.S. Navy pilots call the "Marianas Turkey Shoot." down as a tanker and redesigned during construction. between heavy and light fleet carriers: as large as the heavies, but too for fitting out. remainder of the war. units and caused constant problems, so she was reboilered at some point in and scrapped postwar. treaty restrictions, but the design became a full fleet carrier when the What, these? Disabled by aircraft, sunk by cruiser and destroyer gunfire during Leyte Participated events. Japan's second large carrier became a semi-sister to Akagi. 1934. Concept/Program: Originally built as fleet seaplane carriers as This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia.The original content was at Category:Aircraft carriers of Japan.The list of authors can be seen in the page history.As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Completely reworked from the main deck up, with dual-level conversion. Boiler exhausts were run aft to the air cover for troop convoys. Bombed at Kure by US aircraft 24 June 1945, grounded to and discharged at the sides of the flight deck. Modifications: A small island was installed on the starboard side the Battle of the Philippine Sea. By 1945 her armament was reduced Bombed by US aircraft at Midway 4 June 1942; munitions and seriously damaged in the Philippine Sea 6/1944. sank when the gasoline tanks exploded. similar to Zuiho. Returned to combat service during A port-side island was installed; Construction was delayed and eventually stopped by wartime Design/Conversion: During the conversion most superstructure was August 1946, scrapped at Osaka starting 30 April 1947. 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