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Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Hiryu_19392

Aircraft carrier Hiryū 1939 Career (Japan) Name: Hiryū Laid down: 8 July 1936 Yokosuka,Japan Launched: 16 November 1937 Commissioned: 5 July 1939 Struck: 25 September 1942 Fate: Sunk by air attack in the Battle of Midway on 5 June 1942 General characteristics Class and type: Modified Sōryū-class aircraft carrier Displacement: 17,300 tons (standard), 20,165 tons (full load) Length: 222.0 m (728 ft 5 in, waterline) 216.9 m (711 ft 7 in, flight deck) Beam: 22.3 m (73 ft 2 in) Draught: 7.74 m (25 ft 5 in) Propulsion: Geared steam turbines, 113 MW (153,000 hp), 4 screws Speed: 63.9 km/h (34.5 knots) Range: 7,670 nmi (14,200 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h) Complement: 1,103 + 23 officers for Carrier Division 2 headquarters Armament: 12 × 127 mm (5 in) guns 31 × 25 mm anti-aircraft guns Aircraft carried: 57(+16) 18 Zeros, 18 Vals, 18 Kates (Dec. 1941)

Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Hiryu_19392
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