Chiyoda file photo [7571]

Chiyoda

CountryJapan
Ship ClassChitose-class Light Carrier
Laid Down26 Nov 1934
Launched29 Nov 1936
Commissioned25 Jul 1938
Sunk25 Oct 1944
Displacement11,200 tons standard; 15,300 tons full
Length631 feet
Beam68 feet
Draft25 feet
MachineryTwo geared turbines, two steam turbines, two shafts
Power Output56,800 SHP
Speed29 knots
Range11,810nm at 18 knots
Crew785
Armament4x2x127mm guns, 10x3x25mm (after 1944 48x25mm) guns
Recommissioned as Light Carrier21 Dec 1943
Flight Deck180x23m
Aircraft30

Contributor:

ww2dbaseCarrier Chiyoda began as a seaplane carrier. Between 15 Dec 1938 and 15 Nov 1939, she was commanded by Captain Tomeo Kaku. On 30 Jun 1942, due to the loss of carriers at the Battle of Midway earlier that month, Japanese leadership decided that Chiyoda and her sister ship Chitose were to be converted to light carriers, which was done between Mar and Dec 1943. At the Battle off Cape Engaño on 25 Oct 1944, at 1655 hours, she sank after being hit by many shells from American heavy cruiser USS Wichita's 8-inch guns. She was lost with Captain Eiichiro Jyo and all hands, the only large vessel in WW2 to suffer such total loss.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Apr 2009

Chiyoda Operational Timeline

25 Jul 1938 Chiyoda was commissioned into service.

Photographs

Carrier Chiyoda at Tokyo Bay, Japan, 1 Dec 1943Japanese Carrier Division Three




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