Carrier Ryujo under construction in Drydock No. 5, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Oct 1931Carrier Ryujo in Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 20 Mar 1933; note 12.7cm anti-aircraft gunsClose-up view of the bow of carrier Ryujo, Yokosuka, Japan, 19 Jun 1933Close-up view of the stern of carrier Ryujo, Yokosuka, Japan, 19 Jun 1933
Carrier Ryujo under construction in Drydock No. 5, Yokosuka, Japan, 20 Oct 1931Carrier Ryujo in Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 20 Mar 1933; note 12.7cm anti-aircraft gunsClose-up view of the bow of carrier Ryujo, Yokosuka, Japan, 19 Jun 1933Close-up view of the stern of carrier Ryujo, Yokosuka, Japan, 19 Jun 1933
Carrier Ryujo underway off Iyo, Japan in the Inland Sea, 6 Sep 1934, photo 1 of 2Carrier Ryujo underway off Iyo, Japan in the Inland Sea, 6 Sep 1934, photo 2 of 2Ryujo, Kaga, a Kongo-class, and a Nachi-class ships possibly near China, late 1930sRyujo at sea, Sep 1938
Carrier Ryujo underway off Iyo, Japan in the Inland Sea, 6 Sep 1934, photo 1 of 2Carrier Ryujo underway off Iyo, Japan in the Inland Sea, 6 Sep 1934, photo 2 of 2Ryujo, Kaga, a Kongo-class, and a Nachi-class ships possibly near China, late 1930sRyujo at sea, Sep 1938
Looking back from an aircraft which had just taken off from carrier Ryujo, 1941-1942Aerial view of Ryujo during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942
Looking back from an aircraft which had just taken off from carrier Ryujo, 1941-1942Aerial view of Ryujo during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 Aug 1942
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