Hiyo-class Escort Carrier
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
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.
Last Major Revision: Jan 2009
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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.|
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