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1280PX_1

Class overview Operators: Imperial Japanese Navy Succeeded by: Akagi Built: 1920–22 In service: 1922–47 In commission: 1922–45 Completed: 1 Scrapped: 1 Career (Japan) Name: Hōshō Namesake: Phoenix Builder: Asano Shipbuilding Company, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama Laid down: 16 December 1920 Launched: 13 November 1921 Commissioned: 27 December 1922 Struck: 31 August 1946 Fate: Scrapped beginning 2 September 1946 General characteristics (as built) Type: Aircraft carrier Displacement: 7,470 long tons (7,590 t) (standard) 9,494 long tons (9,646 t) (deep load) Length: 168.25 m (552 ft 0 in) Beam: 17.98 m (59 ft 0 in) Draught: 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in) (mean) Installed power: 30,000 shp (22,000 kW) Propulsion: 2 shafts Kampon geared steam turbines 8 Kampon Ro gô small-tube boilers Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) Range: 8,680 nautical miles (16,080 km; 9,990 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) Complement: 512 Armament: 4 × 1 - 14 cm (5.5 in)/50-caliber guns 2 × 1 - 8 cm (3.1 in)/40-caliber AA guns Aircraft carried: 15

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