Shokaku Class




Zuikaku built by Jason Abraham

Models of this class:
  • Zuikaku by Jason Abraham
  • Zuikaku by Chris TImony

  • Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo



    Standard Displacement: 25,675 tons
    Complement: 1705

    Length: 844'10"
    Beam: 85'4"
    Draught" 29' (mean)

    Armament:
    16-5"/40cal
    70-25mm
    84 aircraft
    Flight Deck: 794'x95'

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon geared turbines
    Boilers: 8 Kanpon RO-GO
    S.H.P.: 160,000=34 knots
    Oil: 3,500 tons
    Radius: 9,700 miles @ 18 knots

    Ships in class:
    Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
    Shokaku -------- 12/11/37 6/2/39 8/8/41 sunk, 6/19/44
    Zuikaku -------- 5/25/38 11/27/39 9/25/41 sunk 10/25/44 (19'20 N 125'15 E)


    Note: Due shortages of pilots, Zuikaku carried only 50 aircraft on her final voyage They were: 30 A6M5 'Zeros', 8 D4Y2 'Judys' and 12 B6N2 'Jills'

    Name:
    Shokaku: Happy Crane
    Zuikaku: Lucky Crane