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IJN Soryu


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier (1937)


Naval Warfare

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The IJN Soryu led a two-strong class of aircraft carriers in service with the navy of Japan heading into World War 2.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 05/30/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1937

Origin
Imperial Japan national flag graphic
Imperial Japan

Complement
1,100
PERSONNEL


Class
Soryu
Number-in-Class
2
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


IJN Soryu; IJN Hiryu


National flag of modern Japan Imperial Japan
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.


Length
746.4 ft
227.50 m
Beam
70.0 ft
21.34 m
Draught
25.0 ft
7.62 m
Displacement
16,000
tons


Installed Power: 8 x Kampon boilers with 4 x geared steam turbines developing 152,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
Surface Speed
34.0 kts
(39.1 mph)
Range
7,734 nm
(8,900 mi | 14,323 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
6 x 127mm Type 89 twin-barreled Dual-Purpose (DP) guns.
14 x 25mm Type 96 twin-barreled anti-aircraft guns


Supported Types


Graphical image of a modern warship turreted deck gun armament


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Approximately 70 aircraft to included fighters, torpedo bombers and dive bombers.


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