Hiyo-class Escort Carrier



This article refers to the entire Hiyo-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseCarriers Hiyo and Junyo were sister ships originally building as ocean liners. They were taken over by the Japanese Navy and were completed as carriers. They were not particularly useful vessels because their machinery was not up to the grade; they never made better than 23 knots in wartime service, meaning that they really could not keep up with other warships.

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11 Jun 1943 Hiyo, damaged by torpedo hits from USS Trigger on the previous day, arrived at Yokosuka, Japan.
12 Jun 1943 Torpedo-damaged Hiyo entered drydocks at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan for repairs at 1053 hours. Her bottom scraped the bottom of the drydock while moving in.


Hiyo, date unknownJunyo at Sasebo, Japan, crica fall 1945JunyoJunyo at Sasebo, Japan, 26 Sep 1945
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1. Anonymous says:
26 Jan 2011 06:20:10 PM

my dad was the one who released the torpedo that struck and ultimatly sank her.Then was shot down and spent the night in the ocean

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