Ibuki






Ibuki by Allan Parry

Models of this class:

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  • Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

    Carrier Specifications

    Standard Displacement: 12,500 tons
    Complement: 1,015

    Length: 658'-2"
    Beam: 69'-7"
    Draught: 20'-8" (mean)

    Armament:
    8-5"/40cal
    48-25mm
    27 aircraft
    Flight Deck: 672'6"x 75'6"

    Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 4 Kanpon S.H.P.:
    Oil: 3,060 tons
    Radius: 7,500 miles @ 18 knots



    Heavy Cruiser Specifications

    Standard Displacement: 12,220 tons
    Complement: 876

    Length: 658'
    Beam: 66'3"
    Draught: 23'-8" (mean)

    Armament:
    10-8"/50cal
    8-5"/40cal

    10-25mm
    8-24" torpedo tubes

    Armor:
    3.9" side
    1 ½" deck

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 8 Kanpon RO-GO
    S.H.P.: 152,000=35 knots
    Oil: 2,163 tons
    Radius: 6,300 miles @ 18 knots
    Note: Essentially repeat Mogami class

    Ships in Class:

    Ibuki
    Meaning: Mountain in Shiga Prefecture
    Builder: Kure Kaigun Kosho
    Ordered: #300 1941 Emergency Program
    Laid Down: 4/24/42
    Launched: 5/21/43
    Completed: n/a
    Fate: converted in to aircraft carrier
    Fleet Assignments:
    n/a
    Wartime Commanders:
    n/a
    Service Notes:
    7/43 construction stopped
    8/25/43 decision made to convert to light aircraft carrier
    12/19/43 towed to Sasebo to begin conversion
    3/16/45 construction stopped again (80% complete)
    8/15/45 surrendered at Sasebo
    11/46 scrapped

    Ikoma (?) or "Dai300 Go Kan"
    Meaning: Mountain
    Builder: Mitsubishi Zosenho, Nagasaki
    Ordered: #301 1941 Emergency Program (Yard #882)
    Laid Down: 6/1/42
    Launched: n/a
    Completed: n/a
    Fate: cancelled
    Fleet Assignments:
    n/a
    Wartime Commanders:
    n/a
    Service Notes:
    6/30/42 cancelled . Place on slip taken by Carrier 5001
    Note: The name Ikoma is conjecture by Fukui Shizuo and no name was ever
    officially assigned. She was referred to as Dai300 Go Kan