Zuiho Class







Zuiho built by Chris Timony

Models of this class:
  • Zuiho built by Chris Timony



  • Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo


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    Standard Displacement: 11,262 tons
    Complement: 785

    Length: 667'-11"
    Beam: 59'
    Draught: 21'9"

    Armament:
    (Shoho-1942)
    8-5"/40cal
    8-25mm
    30 aircraft
    12 A6M2 Zero
    12 B5N2 Kate
    6 D3A2 Val

    (Zuiho-1944)
    8-5"/40cal
    68-25mm
    16 aircraft
    12 A6M5 Zero
    4 B6N2 Jill
    Flight Deck: 590'6"x75'4" (see note)

    Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 4 Kanpon
    S.H.P.
    : 52,000=28 knots
    Oil: 2,363 tons
    Radius
    : 9,236 miles @ 18 knots

    Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Converted Fate
    Shoho   12/3/34 6/1/35 1/15/39 1/26/42 sunk 5/7/42
    Zuiho   6/20/35 6/19/36 -------- 12/27/40 sunk 10/25/44

    Note: Laid down as seaplane tenders. Shoho completed as such, however Zuiho lay incomplete from 1936-1939. Shoho was named Tsurugizaki and Zuiho was Takasaki. In 1944, Zuiho's flight deck was extended over her bows.
    Names:
    Shoho: Happy Phoenix
    Zuiho: Lucky Phoenix