Chitose class aircraft carriers

Chitose (as converted)

Displacement11,190t standard, 13,431t trial, 15,300t full load
Length174.0m pp, 185.9m wl, 192.5m oa
Machinery2-shaft diesel and geared turbine, 4 boilers, 12,800 bhp + 44,000shp
Fueloil 3000t
Armament8-12.7cm/40cal AA gun (2x4), 30-25mm AA, 30 aircraft
Complementapprox. 800

Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
ChitoseFY1934Kure NYd1934.11.261936.11.291938. 7.25VT1943.12.15 CV
1944.10.25 sunk
(air attack, NE of Philippines)
[19.20N, 126.20E]
1944.12.20 disc
ChiyodaFY1934Kure NYd1936.12.141937.11.191938.12.15VT1943.12.15 CV
1944.10.25 sunk
(air attack, NE of Philippines)
[18.37N, 126.45E]
1944.12.20 disc

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