Ships in class (6)
Disp: 10,154 fully loaded
LOA: 607' - 0"
Beam: 50' - 2"
Top Speed Trials: 31 knots
Light AAW: 33 - 25mm in triple mounts
VT: 11 (5 in hangar, 6 deck parked)
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F/D LOA: 540' - 0"
F/D WOA: 70' - 0"
Unique escort carrier designs. The large powerplant meant
that, if necessary these ships could operate with their larger counterparts.
The first class of IJN carrier designed with a deck park in mind. The major
obstacle with this class was in having only one elevator. Aircraft handling was a headache, when time was
a factor. Naming conventions were set aside for this class. Instead of mystic flying creatures the names of
IJN heros from the beginning of the century were used.