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IJN Ryujo

Aircraft Carrier

Commissioned in 1933, IJN Ryujo fell victim to American forces during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on August 24th, 1942.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 3/25/2016
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Year: 1933
Ships-in-Class: 1
Named Ships: IJN Ryujo
Complement: 600
Length: 590.2 ft (179.89 m)
Width: 66.7 ft (20.33 m)
Height: 18.2 ft (5.55 m)
Displacement (Surface): 7,900 tons
Propulsion: 12 x Kampon water-tube boilers with 2 x Geared steam turbines developing 65,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 29 kts (33 mph)
Range: 10,428 nm (12,000 miles; 19,312 km)
Operators: Imperial Japan


6 x 127mm Type 89 Dual-Purpose (DP) main guns (three twin-gunned turrets).
12 x 13.2mm Hotchkiss Anti-Aircraft (AA) machine guns (six twin-gunned emplacements).

Air Wing

Up to 48 aircraft carried.
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