Warships of Japanese Navy

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Warships of Japanese Navy 日本海軍の軍艦

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Imperial Japanese navy classified each warships in some categories with hierarchy. The category structure varies by time, following is the one at the end of World War II. See each items for details including history.

Capital ships

Aircraft carriers

Cruisers

Destroyers

Submarines

Other combatants

Escort vessels

Escorts

Patrol craft

Minesweepers

Submarine chasers

Minelayer craft

Support/Auxiliaries

Trainers

Repair ships

Transports

Icebreakers/Survey ships/Target ships

Cablelayers

Submarine depot ships

Minelayer

Seaplane tenders

Landing ships

Fast attack craft

Torpedo boats

Mortor torpedo boats

Merchantmen in service

Merchant Fighting ships

Merchant Auxiliary craft

Merchant Auxiliaries

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