Honshu Class




Hosho built by Allan Parry

Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo



Standard Displacement: 9,500 tons
Complement: 550

Length: 552'6"
Beam: 59'
Draught: 20'3"

Armament:
4-5.5"/50cal
30-25mm
21 aircraft
Flight Deck: 519'x74'6"

Machinery: 2 shaft Parsons turbines
Boilers: 8 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 30,000=25 knots
Oil: 2,695 tons
Radius: 8,680 miles @ 12 knots

Ships in class:
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Hosho -------- 12/16/19 11/13/21 12/27/22 scrapped 1947
Shokaku -------- -------- -------- -------- cancelled 1920


Note: Originally ordered as oilers, she was redesigned as the worlds first keel up carrier. Shokaku cancelled in 1920. 5.5" guns removed in 1942 and she was used mainly as a training carrier.

Name: Hosho: Diving Phoenix