Aircraft carrier (Japanese Navy)

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Aircraft carrier was a category of warships in Japanese Navy.

History

list of aircraft carriers

no name date of
commission
from reason to reason date of
loss
date of
decommission
note
1 Wakamiya 9 Mar 1914 1 Apr 1920 Coast Defense ship second class 1 Aor 1931 Discarded 1 Apr 1931
2 Hosho 27 Dec 1922 27 Dec 1922 Completed 5 Oct 1945 Discarded 5 Oct 1945
3 Akagi 25 Mar 1927 25 Mar 1927 Completed 25 Sep 1942 Discarded 6 Jun 1942 25 Sep 1942
4 Kaga 31 Mar 1928 31 Mar 1928 Completed 10 Aug 1942 Discarded 5 Jun 1942 10 Aug 1942
5 Ryujo 9 May 1933 9 May 1933 Completed 11 Nov 1942 Discarded 24 Aug 1942 11 Nov 1942
6 Soryu 29 Dec 1937 29 Dec 1937 Completed 10 Aug 1942 Discarded 5 Jun 1942 10 Aug 1942
7 Hiryu 5 Jul 1939 5 Jul 1939 Completed 25 Sep 1942 Discarded 6 Jun 1942 25 Sep 1942
8 Zuiho 27 Dec 1940 27 Dec 1940 Completed 20 Dec 1944 Discarded 25 Oct 1944 20 Dec 1944
9 Shokaku 8 Aug 1941 8 Aug 1941 Completed 31 Aug 1945 Discarded 19 Jun 1944 31 Aug 1945
10 Zuikaku 25 Sep 1941 25 Sep 1941 Completed 31 Aug 1945 Discarded 25 Oct 1944 31 Aug 1945
11 Shoho 15 Jan 1939 22 Dec 1941 Submarine depot ship 20 May 1942 Discarded 7 May 1942 20 May 1942 renamed from Tsurugisaki
12 Junyo 3 May 1942 14 Jul 1942 Merchant Aircraft carrier 30 Nov 1945 Discarded 30 Nov 1945 ex-SS Kashihara-Maru (NYK)
13 Hiyo 31 Jul 1942 31 Jul 1942 Completed 10 Nov 1944 Discarded 20 Jun 1944 10 Nov 1944 ex-SS Izumo-Maru (NYK)
14 Taiyo 1 May 1941 31 Aug 1942 Merchant Aircraft carrier 10 Oct 1944 Discarded 18 Aug 1944 10 Oct 1944 ex-SS Kasuga-Maru (NYK)
15 Unyo 25 Nov 1941 31 Aug 1942 Merchant Aircraft carrier 10 Nov 1944 Discarded 16 Sep 1944 10 Nov 1944 ex-SS Yahata-Maru (NYK)
16 Chuyo 12 Sep 1941 25 Nov 1942 Merchant Transport 5 Feb 1944 Discarded 4 Dec 1943 5 Feb 1944 ex-SS Nitta-Maru (NYK)
17 Ryuho 31 Mar 1934 28 Nov 1942 Submarine depot ship 30 Nov 1945 Discarded 30 Nov 1945 renamed from Taigei
18 Kaiyo 1 May 1942 23 Nov 1943 Merchant Transport 30 Nov 1945 Discarded 14 Jul 1945 30 Nov 1945 ex-SS Argentina-Maru (MOL)
19 Chitose 25 Jul 1938 15 Dec 1943 Seaplane tender 20 Dec 1944 Discarded 25 Oct 1944 20 Dec 1944
20 Chiyoda 15 Dec 1938 15 Dec 1943 Seaplane tender 20 Dec 1944 Discarded 25 Oct 1944 20 Dec 1944
21 Shinyo 15 Dec 1943 15 Dec 1943 Acquired 10 Jan 1945 Discarded 17 Nov 1944 10 Jan 1945 ex-SS Scharnhorst (Germany)
22 Taiho 7 Mar 1944 7 Mar 1944 Completed 26 Aug 1945 Discarded 19 Jun 1944 26 Aug 1945
23 Unryu 6 Aug 1944 6 Aug 1944 Completed 20 Feb 1945 Discarded 19 Dec 1944 20 Feb 1945
24 Amagi 10 Aug 1944 10 Aug 1944 Completed 30 Nov 1945 Discarded 24 Jul 1945 30 Nov 1945
25 Katsuragi 15 Oct 1944 15 Oct 1944 Completed 20 Oct 1945 Discarded 20 Oct 1945
26 Shinano 19 Nov 1944 19 Nov 1944 Completed 31 Aug 1945 Discarded 29 Nov 1944 31 Aug 1945

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