Essentially a repeat of the Hiryu class, with more standard cruiser or destroyer turbine machinery substituted for the sake of convenience.
Not Pictured: Amagi, Katsuragi.
|Year Completed||Unryu: 1944
|Dimensions||745'11" x 72'2" x 25'9"|
12 x 5"/40
up to 89 x 25mm/60
Unryu Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Amagi Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
Katsuragi Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)
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Unryu-class Aircraft Carrier
|Carrier Unryu off Yokosuka, Japan, 16 Jul 1944||Carrier Amagi around the time of her commissioning, Aug 1944||Carrier Katsuragi during her trials off Kagoshima, Japan, Oct 1944||Sinking of carrier Unryu in the East China Sea, as observed by USS Redfish, 19 Dec 1944||Katsuragi, date unknown|
|Kaiyo (center) under attack by SB2C Helldiver bombers from USS Essex, Kure, Japan, 19 Mar 1945; the carrier at bottom was either Amagi or Katsuragi||Carriers Amagi (near bomb splashes) and Katsuragi (center-right, heavily camouflaged) under attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945||Damaged upper hangar deck of Katsuragi, Kure, Japan, 8 Oct 1945||Incomplete Unryu-class carrier Kasagi, Sasebo Bay, Japan, 2 Nov 1945||Katsuragi in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 31 Jan 1946|
See all 13 photos of Unryu-class Aircraft Carrier on WW2DB