Submarine tender Tsurugizaki off Tateyama, Japan, 30 Jan 1939; she was later converted to become light carrier ShohoLight carrier Shoho, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Dec 1941Japanese light carrier Shoho shortly after her conversion from a submarine tender, Yokosuka, Japan, 25 Dec 1941Shoho burning as she was attacked by aircraft, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942; note TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber faintly visible to the right of splash
Submarine tender Tsurugizaki off Tateyama, Japan, 30 Jan 1939; she was later converted to become light carrier ShohoLight carrier Shoho, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Dec 1941Japanese light carrier Shoho shortly after her conversion from a submarine tender, Yokosuka, Japan, 25 Dec 1941Shoho burning as she was attacked by aircraft, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942; note TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber faintly visible to the right of splash
Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942; note the faint outline of a TBD-1 in bottom half of photoShoho heavily damaged, late afternoon of 7 May 1942Shoho taking a hit, 7 May 1942
Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942Shoho burning during Battle of Coral Sea, photographed by a torpedo bomber pilot from Yorktown, 7 May 1942; note the faint outline of a TBD-1 in bottom half of photoShoho heavily damaged, late afternoon of 7 May 1942Shoho taking a hit, 7 May 1942
Shoho torpedoed, photographed by pilot from Lexington, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942Shoho under attack, 7 May 1942; note the TBD-1 torpedo bomber visible against the smoke
Shoho torpedoed, photographed by pilot from Lexington, Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942Shoho under attack, 7 May 1942; note the TBD-1 torpedo bomber visible against the smoke
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