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Luxury liner Yawata Maru, circa 1940-1941; she was converted to escort carrier Unyo during the warLuxury liner Nitta Maru, off Nagasaki, Japan, Mar 1940; she was converted to escort carrier Chuyo during the war
Luxury liner Yawata Maru, circa 1940-1941; she was converted to escort carrier Unyo during the warLuxury liner Nitta Maru, off Nagasaki, Japan, Mar 1940; she was converted to escort carrier Chuyo during the war
Chuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on leftCarrier Unyo en route between Truk in the Caroline Islands and Yokosuka, Japan, early May 1943
Chuyo at Truk, Caroline Islands, May 1943; note sister ship Unyo on leftCarrier Unyo en route between Truk in the Caroline Islands and Yokosuka, Japan, early May 1943
Escort carrier Taiyo at Yokosuka, Japan, 30 Sep 1943Aerial photo of Chuyo while dead in the water after torpedo hit, morning of 4 Dec 1943; note collapsed forward flight deck
Escort carrier Taiyo at Yokosuka, Japan, 30 Sep 1943Aerial photo of Chuyo while dead in the water after torpedo hit, morning of 4 Dec 1943; note collapsed forward flight deck
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