Unryu-class Aircraft Carrier



Unryu

(Model kits manufactured by Aoshima)

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 CompletedUnryu: 1944
Amagi: 1944
Katsuragi: 1944
Displacement22,534 tons
Dimensions745'11" x 72'2" x 25'9"
Speed34 knots
Armament 12 x 5"/40
up to 89 x 25mm/60
65 aircraft
Crew1595

Additional Info
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
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Carrier Unryu off Yokosuka, Japan, 16 Jul 1944Carrier Amagi around the time of her commissioning, Aug 1944Carrier Katsuragi during her trials off Kagoshima, Japan, Oct 1944Sinking of carrier Unryu in the East China Sea, as observed by USS Redfish, 19 Dec 1944Katsuragi, date unknown
Carrier Unryu off Yokosuka, Japan, 16 Jul 1944Carrier Amagi around the time of her commissioning, Aug 1944Carrier Katsuragi during her trials off Kagoshima, Japan, Oct 1944Sinking of carrier Unryu in the East China Sea, as observed by USS Redfish, 19 Dec 1944Katsuragi, 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 KatsuragiCarriers Amagi (near bomb splashes) and Katsuragi (center-right, heavily camouflaged) under attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945Damaged upper hangar deck of Katsuragi, Kure, Japan, 8 Oct 1945Incomplete Unryu-class carrier Kasagi, Sasebo Bay, Japan, 2 Nov 1945Katsuragi in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 31 Jan 1946
Kaiyo (center) under attack by SB2C Helldiver bombers from USS Essex, Kure, Japan, 19 Mar 1945; the carrier at bottom was either Amagi or KatsuragiCarriers Amagi (near bomb splashes) and Katsuragi (center-right, heavily camouflaged) under attack, Kure, Japan, 24 Jul 1945Damaged upper hangar deck of Katsuragi, Kure, Japan, 8 Oct 1945Incomplete Unryu-class carrier Kasagi, Sasebo Bay, Japan, 2 Nov 1945Katsuragi in Simpson Harbor, Rabaul, New Britain, 31 Jan 1946

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