Shinano aircraft carrier

Shinano (as complete)

Displacement62,000t standard, 66,984t trial, 71,890t full load
Length244.0m pp, 256.0m wl, 266.0m oa
Machinery4-shaft geared turbine, 12 boilers, 150,000shp
Fueloil 8900t
Armourbelt 205mm, flight deck 80mm, hanger deck 190mm
Armament16-12.7cm/40cal AA gun (2x8), 145-25mm AA, 12-28 barrelled rocket launcher, 47 aircraft

Name Plan Builder Laid down Launch Complete
ShinanoFY1939Yokosuka NYd1940. 5. 41944.10. 81944.11.19CV1944.11.29 sunk
(torpedoed, S of Japan)
[32N, 137E]
1945. 8.31 disc

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