Taiyo class aircraft carriers (IJN, 1940)

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specifications

Displacement: 17,830t standard, 19,700t trial
Dimension: 168.0m pp, 173.7m wl, 180.2m oa x 22.5m x 7.74m (Taiyo 8.00m)
Machinery: 2-shaft geared turbine, 4 boilers, 25,200shp = 21kt
Armament: 8-12.7cm/40 AA guns (4 twins) / Taiyo 6-12cm/45 AA guns (6 singles), 8-25mm AA MGs, 27 aircraft
Complement: 850 / Taiyo 747

units

Name Plan Builder Laid down Launched Comp History Note
大鷹 Taiyo - MHI Nagasaki ? 19 Sep 1940 Mobilized 1 May 1941
Completed 5 Sep 1941 as Kasuga-maru (M-CV)
Acquired 1 Aug 1942
Renamed as Taiyo (CV) 31 Aug 1942
Sunk 18 Aug 1944 (Torpedoed)
Discarded 10 Oct 1944
owned by NYK
South China Sea (18.16N/120.20E)
by USS Rasher (SS-269)
雲鷹 Unyo - MHI Nagasaki ? 31 Oct 1939 31 Jul 1940
as NYK SS Yawata-maru
Mobilized 21 Oct 1941
Classified (M-CV) 25 Nov 1941
Completed 31 May 1942
Acquired 1 Aug 1942
Renamed as Unyo (CV)
Sunk 16 Sep 1944 (Torpedoed)
Discarded 10 Nov 1944
South China Sea (19.18N/116.26E)
by USS Barb (SS-220)
沖鷹 Chuyo - MHI Nagasaki ? 20 May 1939 23 Mar 1940
as NYK SS Nitta-maru
Mobilized 12 Sep 1941
Acquired 1 Aug 1942
Renamed as Chuyo 20 Aug 1942
Completed (CV) 25 Nov 1942
Sunk 4 Dec 1943 (Torpedoed)
Discarded 5 Feb 1944
Off Hachijojima (32.37N/143.39E)
by USS Sailfish (SS-192)