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AIRCRAFT CARRYING SHIPS


1. aircraft carriers


1. AKAGI aircraft carrier (1927)

2. KAGA aircraft carrier (1928)

3. SORYU aircraft carrier (1937)

4. HIRYU aircraft carrier (1939)

5. SHOKAKU aircraft carriers (1941)

6. JUNYO aircraft carriers (1942)

7. TAIHO aircraft carrier (1944)

8. SHINANO aircraft carrier (1944)

9. UNRYU aircraft carriers (1944)

2. light aircraft carriers


1. HOSHO light aircraft carrier (1922)

2. RYUJO light aircraft carrier (1933)

3. ZUIHO light aircraft carriers (1940, 1939 / 1942)

4. RYUHO light aircraft carrier (1935 / 1942)

5. CHITOSE seaplane tenders / light aircraft carriers (1938 / 1943 - 1944)

6. IBUKI light aircraft carrier

7. HYUGA aircraft carriers (2009-2011)

8. IZUMO aircraft carriers (2015-2017)

3. escort aircraft carriers


1. TAIYO escort aircraft carriers (1941, 1940 / 1942)

2. KAIYO escort aircraft carrier (1939 / 1942)

3. SHINYO escort aircraft carrier (1935 / 1943)

4. YAMASHIRO MARU escort aircraft carriers of Japanese Army (1945)

5. SHIMANE MARU escort aircraft carriers of Japanese Army (1945)

4. seaplane tenders


1. WAKAMIYA seaplane tender (1905 / 1914)

2. NOTORO seaplane tenders (1922, 1920 / 1924)

3. KAMOI seaplane tender (1922 / 1933)

4. seaplane tenders converted from merchant vessels (1930 - 1940 / 1937 - 1942)

5. MIZUHO seaplane tender (1939)

6. NISSHIN seaplane tender (1942)

7. AKITSUSHIMA seaplane tender (1942)

8. HAYASUI seaplane tender - tanker (1944)