Shokaku class aircraft carriers (IJN, 1939)

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specifications

Displacement: 25,675t standard, 29,330t trial, 32,105t full load
Dimensions: 236.06m pp, 250.0m wl, 257.5m oa x 26.0m x 8.87m
Machinery: 4-shaft geared turbine, 8 boilers, 160,000shp = 34.2kt. Oil 4100t
Armor: Belt 45mm (machinery), 165mm (magazine), deck 100mm (machinery), 130mm (magazine)
Armament: 8-12.7cm/40 DP gun (8 twins), 42-25mm AA MG, 84 aircraft
Complement: 1660

units

Name Plan Builder Laid down Launched Comp History Note
翔鶴 Shokaku FY1937 Yokosuka NYd 12 Dec 1937 1 Jun 1939 8 Aug 1941 (Aircraft carrier) Sunk 19 Jun 1944 (Torpedoed)
Discarded 31 Aug 1945
Philippine Sea (11.40N/137.40E)
瑞鶴 Zuikaku FY1937 KHI Kobe 25 May 1938 27 Nov 1939 25 Sep 1941 (Aircraft carrier) Sunk 25 Oct 1944 (Air attack)
Discarded 31 Aug 1945
Off Cape Engano (19.20N/125.12E)