(CV) Ryujo Class

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(CV) Ryujo Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:11 am

Specification:

Class and type: Ryūjō class light aircraft carrier
Displacement: 10,600 tons (standard)
13,650 tons (loaded)
Length: 179.9 m (590.3 ft)
Beam: 20.8 m (68.2 ft)
Draught: 7.1 m (23.3 ft)
Propulsion: Steam turbines,
6 boilers, 2 shafts,
48.5 MW (65,000 hp)
Speed: 54 km/h (29 knots)
Range: 19,000 km at 26 km/h
(10,000 nmi at 14 kts)
Complement: 924

Armament:

Armament: 8 × 127 mm (5 in) guns,
4 × 25 mm anti-aircraft guns,
24 × 13 mm machine guns
Aircraft carried: 48 (operational maximum 37)

History:

Ryūjō (Japanese: 龍驤, "prancing dragon") was a light aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was laid down by Mitsubishi at Yokohama in 1929, launched in 1931 and commissioned in 1933. Her small design — when launched she displaced only 8,000 tons — proved to be incapable of safe operation in heavy seas. Nonetheless, she was employed in operations in the Second Sino-Japanese War.

This information and more found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Ry%C5%ABj%C5%8D
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