Shinyo Class

Shinyo by Allan Parry
Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 17,500 tons
Complement: 948

Length: 650'6"
Beam: 87'4"
Draught: 25'6"

33 aircraft
Flight Deck: 590'6"x80'6"

Machinery: 2 shaft AEG turbines
Boilers: 2 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 26,600=22 knots
Oil: 8,904 tons
Radius: 8,000 miles @ 18 knots

Ships in class:
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Converted Fate
Shinyo -------- -------- 12/14/34 12/15/43 sunk, 11/17/44

Note: Converted from German merchant ship S.S. Scharnhorst, which had been at Sasebo since 1940. Sister-ship S.S. Gneisenau was scheduled to also be converted to a carrier by the German Navy, But this was never carried out.

Name: Shinyo: Ocean Shaking Falcon