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World War 2 Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Warships and Submarines (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/8/2016

For a time, the Empire of Japan held one of the most prolific naval forces anywhere in the world - though the Allies would eventually render her powers useless.





There are a total of (34) World War 2 Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Warships and Submarines (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1942
HIJMS RO-100 (Kaisho / Type KS)
Development and production of the RO-100 series (sometimes referred to as "Kaisho" or "small" or sim... [Read More]
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1927
IJN Akagi
The IJN Akagi was born from a battlecruiser class design consisting of the Akagi and the Amagi. Thes... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Akagi

1900
IJN Asahi
The IJN Asahi was a pre-dreadnought battleship vessel in service with the Imperial Japanese Navy. Sh... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Asahi

1915
IJN Fuso
The Fuso-class were "Dreadnought" battleships in service with Japan during both World War and World ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Fuso

1945
IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)
As the Allied noose tightened evermore so around the Japanese mainland by the midway point of the wa... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Ha-201 (Type STS)

1915
IJN Haruna
Haruna served the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) throughout World War 1 (1914-1918) and World War 2 (1... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Haruna

1914
IJN Hiei
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1939
IJN Hiryu
The aircraft carrier made its debut in the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918) but its true impact w... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Hiryu

1922
IJN Hosho
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Thumbnail picture of the IJN Hosho

1940
IJN I-15
The most numerous of all the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) submarine classes was the B1-... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-15

1945
IJN I-201
Amidst mounting losses to Allied warships and attack aircraft across the Pacific, the Japanese Navy ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-201

1941
IJN I-21
As an island nation, much of Japan's immediate success heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) lay in h... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-21

1945
IJN I-351
During 1943 to 1945 - what would become the latter half of World War (1939-1945) - the Imperial Japa... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-351

1944
IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)
At the time of their completion, the I-400 class of submarines serving the Imperial Japanese Navy we... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-400 (STo / Sen-Toku)

1944
IJN I-58
The last Japanese submarine built in the B-3 type series family became the I-58. She was laid down o... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-58

1937
IJN I-7 (J3 Type)
When launched on July 3rd, 1935, IJN I-7 and her sister-ship, IJN I-8 ,represented the largest subma... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN I-7 (J3 Type)

1940
IJN Isokaze
As an island nation, it behooved Japanese warplanners to embark upon a massive naval-building campai... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Isokaze

1928
IJN Kaga
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Thumbnail picture of the IJN Kaga

1915
IJN Kirishima
From the period between 1912 and 1915, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) put to water four Kongo-clas... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Kirishima

1913
IJN Kongo
In 1911 the Imperial Japanese Diet (Teikoku-gikai) passed funds to support the Naval Emergency Expan... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Kongo

1935
IJN Mogami (1934)
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Thumbnail picture of the IJN Mogami (1934)

1920
IJN Nagato
World War 1 (1914-1918) spurred many-a-nation to bulk up their naval power and this included the Jap... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Nagato

1944
IJN No. 1 Class Landing Ship (1st Class Transporter)
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Thumbnail picture of the IJN No. 1 Class Landing Ship (1st Class Transporter)

1933
IJN Ryujo
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1945
IJN Shinano
The IJN Shinano served the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as a large fleet carrier during World War 2.... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shinano

1941
IJN Shokaku
The Shokaku (or "Flying Crane") was the lead ship of a two-strong Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) aircr... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Shokaku

1937
IJN Soryu
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Thumbnail picture of the IJN Soryu

1944
IJN Taiho
The Japanese Navy ranked as the third most powerful ocean-going force on the planet prior to World W... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Taiho

1932
IJN Takao
When the Imperial Japanese Navy undertook its massive shipbuilding programs in the lead-up to World ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Takao

1941
IJN Yamato
As the KMS Bismarck was to the Atlantic Theater so too was the IJN Yamato to the Pacific Theater. Un... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Yamato

1940
IJN Zuiho
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Thumbnail picture of the IJN Zuiho

1941
IJN Zuikaku
The Japanese fleet carrier Zuikaku ("Lucky Crane") and her sister ship, Shokaku ("Happy Crane") were... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IJN Zuikaku

1944
Kaiten
The Kaiten (meaning "Reverse Destiny" or "Change the World") was based on the Japanese Navy Type 93 ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kaiten

1938
Type IX U-Boat
The German Kriegsmarine paid a heavy price for their actions in World War 2, with most of her Type I... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type IX U-Boat