World War II Ships of Japan

List by Ship Name | List by Ship Class

NameClassCountryYear of Launch
Abukuma  Nagara-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1923  
Agano  Agano-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1941  
Akagi  Akagi-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1925  
Akashi  Akashi-class Repair Ship  Japan  1938  
Amagi  Unryu-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1943  
Amagiri  Fubuki-class Destroyer  Japan  1930  
Aoba  Furutaka-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1926  
Arashio  Asashio-class Destroyer  Japan    
Arisan Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Asagumo  Asashio-class Destroyer  Japan    
Asama Maru  No Classification  Japan  1928  
Ashigara  Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1928  
Atago  Takao-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1930  
Awa Maru  No Classification  Japan  1942  
Chikuma  Tone-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1938  
Chitose  Chitose-class Light Carrier  Japan  1936  
Chiyoda  Chitose-class Light Carrier  Japan  1936  
Chokai  Takao-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1931  
Chuyo  Taiyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan  1939  
Furutaka  Furutaka-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1925  
Fuso  Fuso-class Battleship  Japan  1914  
Ha-101  Type SS-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
Ha-102  Type SS-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
Ha-104  Type SS-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
Ha-19  Type A-class Midget Submarine  Japan    
Haguro  Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1928  
Hakusan Maru  No Classification  Japan  1918  
Hamakaze  Kagero-class Destroyer  Japan    
Haruna  Kongo-class Battleship  Japan  1913  
Hatsuzakura  Tachibana-class Destroyer  Japan    
Hiei  Kongo-class Battleship  Japan    
Hikawa Maru  No Classification  Japan  1929  
Hiryu  Soryu-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1937  
Hiyo  Hiyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan  1941  
Hosho  Hosho-class Light Carrier  Japan  1921  
Hyuga  Ise-class Battleship  Japan  1917  
I-369  Type D1-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
I-400  I-400-class Submarine  Japan    
I-401  I-400-class Submarine  Japan    
I-402  I-400-class Submarine  Japan    
I-52  C3-class Submarine  Japan    
I-53  C3-class Submarine  Japan    
I-58  Type B3-class Submarine  Japan  1944  
I-68 / I-168  Kaidai-class Submarine  Japan  1934  
Ibuki  Ibuki-class Light Carrier  Japan  1943  
Ikazuchi  Akatsuki-class Destroyer  Japan  1932  
Irako  No Classification  Japan  1941  
Ise  Ise-class Battleship  Japan  1916  
Isuzu  Nagara-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1921  
Itsukushima  No Classification  Japan  1929  
Iwate  Izumo-class Armored Cruiser  Japan  1900  
Izumo  Izumo-class Armored Cruiser  Japan  1898  
Jintsu  Sendai-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1923  
Junyo  Hiyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan  1941  
Kaga  Kaga-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1921  
Kaiyo  Kaiyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan  1938  
Kako  Furutaka-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1925  
Kashi  Momo-class Destroyer  Japan  1916  
Kashii  Katori-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1941  
Kashima  Katori-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1939  
Katori  Katori-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1939  
Katsuragi  Unryu-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1943  
Kembu Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Kikuzuki  Mutsuki-class Destroyer  Japan  1926  
Kinai Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Kinu  Nagara-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1922  
Kinugasa  Furutaka-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1926  
Kirishima  Kongo-class Battleship  Japan  1913  
Kiso  Kuma-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1920  
Kitakami  Kuma-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1920  
Kongo  Kongo-class Battleship  Japan  1913  
Kuma  Kuma-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1919  
Kumano  Mogami-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1936  
Matsu  Matsu-class Destroyer  Japan  1944  
Maya  Takao-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1930  
Michishio  Asashio-class Destroyer  Japan  1937  
Mikuma  Mogami-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1934  
Minegumo  Asashio-class Destroyer  Japan  1938  
Mogami  Mogami-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1934  
Montevideo Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Murasame  Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer  Japan  1937  
Musashi  Yamato-class Battleship  Japan  1940  
Mutsu  Nagato-class Battleship  Japan  1920  
Mutsuki  Mutsuki-class Destroyer  Japan  1926  
Myoko  Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1927  
Nachi  Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1927  
Nagara  Nagara-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1922  
Nagato  Nagato-class Battleship  Japan  1919  
Nagatsuki  Mutsuki-class Destroyer  Japan  1927  
Naka  Sendai-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1925  
Natori  Nagara-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1922  
Nisshin  Nisshin-class Seaplane Carrier  Japan  1939  
Noshiro  Agano-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1942  
Oi  Kuma-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1920  
Onami  Yugumo-class Destroyer  Japan    
Oshio  Asashio-class Destroyer  Japan    
Oyodo  Oyodo-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1942  
Ro-58  Type L3-class Submarine  Japan  1922  
Ryuho  Ryuho-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1933  
Ryujo  Ryujo-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1931  
Sakawa  Agano-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1944  
Seisho Maru  No Classification  Japan  1918  
Sendai  Sendai-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1923  
Settsu  No Classification  Japan    
Shigure  Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer  Japan  1936  
Shimakaze  Shimakaze-class Destroyer  Japan  1942  
Shinano  Shinano-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1944  
Shinyo  Shinyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan    
Shinyo Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Shoho  Zuiho-class Light Carrier  Japan  1935  
Shokaku  Shokaku-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1939  
Soryu  Soryu-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1935  
Soya  No Classification  Japan  1937  
Suzukaze  Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer  Japan    
Suzuya  Mogami-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1934  
Taiho  Taiho-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1943  
Taiyo  Taiyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan  1940  
Takao  Takao-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1930  
Takasago Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Tama  Kuma-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1920  
Tanikaze  Kagero-class Destroyer  Japan  1940  
Tatsuta  Tenryu-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1918  
Tatsuta Maru  No Classification  Japan  1929  
Tenryu  Tenryu-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1918  
Tone  Tone-class Heavy Cruiser  Japan  1937  
Toyama Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Tsushima Maru  No Classification  Japan    
Unryu  Unryu-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1943  
Unyo  Taiyo-class Escort Carrier  Japan  1939  
Yahagi  Agano-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1942  
Yamagumo  Asashio-class Destroyer  Japan  1938  
Yamashiro  Fuso-class Battleship  Japan  1915  
Yamato  Yamato-class Battleship  Japan  1940  
Yubari  Yubari-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1923  
Yugure  Hatsuharu-class Destroyer  Japan    
Yukikaze  Kagero-class Destroyer  Japan  1939  
Yura  Nagara-class Light Cruiser  Japan  1922  
Yuzuki  Mutsuki-class Destroyer  Japan  1927  
Zuiho  Zuiho-class Light Carrier  Japan  1936  
Zuikaku  Shokaku-class Aircraft Carrier  Japan  1939  



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