Unryu Class





Amagi by Allan Parry

Models of this class:

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  • Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

    Standard Displacement: 17,500 tons
    Complement: 1,390

    Length: 741'6" Beam: 72'3" Draught: 25'9" (mean)

    Armament:
    12-5"/40cal
    76-25mm
    64 aircraft
    30 A6M5 'Zero'
    27 D4Y2 'Judy'
    7 C6n1 'Myrt'
    Flight Deck: 712'x88'6"

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon Turbines
    Boilers: 8 Kanpon
    S.H.P.: 152,000=34 knots
    Oil: 3,750 tons
    Radius: 8,000 miles @ 18 knots

    Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
    Amagi   10/1/42 10/15/43 8/11/44 sunk, 7/28/45
    Aso   6/8/43 11/1/44 --------- hull scrapped 1947
    Ikoma   7/5/43 11/17/44 --------- hull scrapped 1947
    Kasagi   4/14/43 10/19/44 ---------- hull scrapped 1947
    Katsuragi   12/8/42 1/ /44 10/18/44 repatriation duty, scrapped in '47 or '48
    Unryu   8/1/42 9/25/43 8/6/44 sunk,12/19/44

    Note: Hiryu type medium carriers

    Names: This class broke the naming conventions normally used for carriers. Only Unryu received a
    "carrier" name, the others were named after mountains.
    Names:
    Amagi: Mountain
    Aso: Mountain
    Ikoma: Mountain
    Kasagi: Mountain
    Katsuragi: Mountain
    Unryu: Dragon in the clouds