Taiyo-class Escort Carrier



Taiyo

(Model kits manufactured by Aoshima)

Not Pictured: Unyo, Chuyo.

Year CompletedTaiyo: 1941
Unyo: 1942
Chuyo: 1942
Displacement20,000 tons
Dimensions591'4" x 73'10" x 26'3"
Speed21 knots
Armament 8 x 5"/40
up to 64 x 25mm/60
up to 10 x 13mm/76
27 aircraft
Crew850

Additional Info
Taiyo Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Unyo Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Chuyo Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
The Beginning of War in Asia

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Taiyo-class Escort Carrier
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Luxury liner Yawata Maru, circa 1940-1941; she was converted to escort carrier Unyo during the warLuxury liner Nitta Maru, off Nagasaki, Japan, Mar 1940; she was converted to escort carrier Chuyo during the warChuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on leftCarrier Unyo en route between Truk in the Caroline Islands and Yokosuka, Japan, early May 1943Escort carrier Taiyo at Yokosuka, Japan, 30 Sep 1943
Luxury liner Yawata Maru, circa 1940-1941; she was converted to escort carrier Unyo during the warLuxury liner Nitta Maru, off Nagasaki, Japan, Mar 1940; she was converted to escort carrier Chuyo during the warChuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on leftCarrier Unyo en route between Truk in the Caroline Islands and Yokosuka, Japan, early May 1943Escort carrier Taiyo at Yokosuka, Japan, 30 Sep 1943
Aerial photo of Chuyo while dead in the water after torpedo hit, morning of 4 Dec 1943; note collapsed forward flight deck
Aerial photo of Chuyo while dead in the water after torpedo hit, morning of 4 Dec 1943; note collapsed forward flight deck

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