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Japanese_aircraft_carrier_shokaku_19411

Name: Shōkaku Laid down: 12 December 1937 Launched: 1 June 1939 Commissioned: 8 August 1941 Fate: Sunk by American submarine Cavalla on 19 June 1944 General characteristics Displacement: 25,675 long tons (26,087 t) (standard) 32,105 long tons (32,620 t) (full load) Length: 257.5 m (844 ft 10 in) Beam: 26 m (85 ft 4 in) Draft: 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in) Installed power: 160,000 shp (120,000 kW) Propulsion: 4 × Kampon geared steam turbines 8 × boilers 4 × shafts Speed: 34.2 kn (63.3 km/h; 39.4 mph) Range: 9,700 nmi (18,000 km; 11,200 mi) at 18 kn (33 km/h; 21 mph) Complement: 1,660 Armament: December 1941: 16 × 127 mm (5 in) Type 98 dual purpose guns 36 × 25 mm (1 in) Type 96 anti-aircraft guns Aircraft carried: 72(+12) December 1941: 18 × Mitsubishi A6M Zeros 27 × Aichi D3A1 "Val"s 27 × Nakajima B5N1 (

Japanese_aircraft_carrier_shokaku_19411
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