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IJN Ryujo


Aircraft Carrier (1933)


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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 | Last Edited: 03/25/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1933

Origin
Imperial Japan national flag graphic
Imperial Japan

Complement
600
PERSONNEL


Class
IJN Ryujo
Number-in-Class
1
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


IJN Ryujo


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
590.2 ft
179.89 m
Beam
66.7 ft
20.33 m
Draught
18.2 ft
5.55 m
Displacement
7,900
tons


Installed Power: 12 x Kampon water-tube boilers with 2 x Geared steam turbines developing 65,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
29.0 kts
(33.4 mph)
Range
10,428 nm
(12,000 mi | 19,312 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 Dual-Purpose (DP) main guns (three twin-gunned turrets).
12 x 13.2mm Hotchkiss Anti-Aircraft (AA) machine guns (six twin-gunned emplacements).


Supported Types


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Up to 48 aircraft carried.


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