The Japanese Carrier Shinano

The Japanese Carrier Shinano

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The Japanese Carrier Shinano




Author:Waldemar Góralski
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:8.3" x 11.7"
Pages:84
Photos:150 graphics
Publisher:Kagero
ISBN:9788365437174
Item No. 9788365437174



On 4 May 1940 the third Yamato-class battleship was laid down at the Navy Shipyard in Yokosuka. It was to be named Shinano, after a province on Honshu Island, in Nagano prefecture. That was also the name of the longest river in Japan (320 km). Admiral Yamamoto was born at its banks. Due to material supply difficulties, in December 1940 the construction was suspended. In 1942, after the Japanese defeat at Midway (four aircraft carriers were lost) it was decided to continue the construction of the ship as an aircraft carrier, in order to partially make up for losses suffered in this class of ships. The rebuilding scheme was designed by Vice Admirals Keji Fukuda and Seichi Izamur.