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Archive Japanese Naval photo showing the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku off Kobe 25th Sep 1941 01

Archive Japanese Naval photo showing the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku off Kobe 25th Sep 1941-01

航空母艦 『瑞鶴』

  Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku - Fortunate Crane

 

航空母艦 『瑞鶴』

Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku - Fortunate Crane

Class overview

Name: Zuikaku 航空母艦 『瑞鶴』
Namesake: Japanese ずいかく (Kanji: 瑞鶴 'Fortunate Crane')
Laid down: 25 May 1938
Launched: 27 November 1939
Commissioned: 25 September 1941
Struck: 26 August 1945
Fate: Sunk by air attack in the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944

General characteristics

Class & type: Shōkaku - class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 29,800 normal tons, 32,000 tons full load
Length: 257.5 m (844 ft 10 in)
Beam: 26 m (85 ft 4 in)
Draught: 8.9 m (29 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: Kampon geared turbines, 8 boilers, 160,000 hp (119 MW), 4 shafts
Speed: 34.5 knots (63.9 km/h)
Range: 7,581mi (6,588 nmi) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h) Fuel: 4100 tons
Complement: 1,660
Armament: 16 × 5 in (127 mm) guns; 36(last 96) x 25 mm anti-aircraft guns
Aircraft carried: 72(+12) 27 Aichi D3A Vals, 27 Nakajima B5N Kates (Dec. 1941)

 

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