Hiyo-class Escort Carrier



Junyo

(Model kits manufactured by Tamiya)

Not Pictured: Hiyo

These two were originally building as ocean liners when they were taken over by the Navy and completed as carriers. Not particularly useful vessels because their machinery wasn't up to the grade; they never made better than 23 knots in wartime service. This meant that they really couldn't keep up with the big boys.

Year CompletedHiyo: 1942
Junyo: 1942
Displacement26,949 tons
Dimensions719'7" x 87'7" x 26'9"
Speed25 knots
Armament 12 x 5"/40
up to 76 x 25mm/60
6 x 28 5" AA rockets (1944 on)
53 aircraft
Crew1224

Additional Info
Junyo Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Hiyo Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)

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Hiyo, date unknownJunyo at Sasebo, Japan, crica fall 1945JunyoJunyo at Sasebo, Japan, 26 Sep 1945Junyo at Sasebo, Japan, with Ha-210 and another Ha-201-class submarine at her side, 26 Sep 1945
Hiyo, date unknownJunyo at Sasebo, Japan, crica fall 1945Junyo's island, circa fall 1945Junyo at Sasebo, Japan, 26 Sep 1945Junyo at Sasebo, Japan, with Ha-210 and another Ha-201-class submarine at her side, 26 Sep 1945
JunyoOn JunyoMen on JunyoSignalman aboard carrier Junyo, Sasebo, Japan, 19 Oct 1945Submarine Ha-230 and Junyo at Sasebo, Japan, 19 Oct 1945
Junyo's forward aircraft elevator, 26 Sep 1945On Junyo's island, looking aft, 26 Sep 1945Men on Junyo's deck, Sasebo, Japan, 19 Oct 1945Signalman aboard carrier Junyo, Sasebo, Japan, 19 Oct 1945Submarine Ha-230 and Junyo at Sasebo, Japan, 19 Oct 1945

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