World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of P-51 Mustang
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of T-34/85
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Fw-190
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Churchill
wwiivehicles.com ©2016
Search:
Japan's Imperial Navy flag

Japan's Ships

Classes and Ships

Type Class or Ship
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Akitsu Maru class
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Kaiyo
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Kamakura Maru
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Kumano Maru
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Shimane Maru class
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Shinyo
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Taiyo class
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Type 3 TL / Type 4 TL
Aircraft Carriers - Escort Yamashio Maru class
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Akagi
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Hiryu
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Junyo class / Hiyo class
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Kaga
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Shinano
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Shokaku class
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Soryu / Soryu class
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Taiho
Aircraft Carriers - Fleet Unryu class
Aircraft Carriers - Light Chitose class / Chiyoda class
Aircraft Carriers - Light Hosho / Hosho class
Aircraft Carriers - Light Ibuki
Aircraft Carriers - Light Ryuho
Aircraft Carriers - Light Ryujo
Aircraft Carriers - Light Shōhō class / Zuihō class
Battlecruisers 13 class
Battlecruisers Amagi class
Battlecruisers Kongo class / Kirishima
Battlecruisers Type B-64, Type B-65
Battleships Fuso class
Battleships Ise class
Battleships Kaga class
Battleships Kii class
Battleships Nagato class
Battleships Yamato class / Yamato
Cruisers - Heavy Aoba class
Cruisers - Heavy Furutaka class
Cruisers - Heavy Ibuki / Ibuki Class / Type A
Cruisers - Heavy Mogami class
Cruisers - Heavy Myôkô class / Nachi class
Cruisers - Heavy Takao class
Cruisers - Heavy Tone class
Cruisers - Heavy Type B
Cruisers - Light Agano class
Cruisers - Light Kuma class
Cruisers - Light Nagara class / Natori class
Cruisers - Light Oyodo
Cruisers - Light Sendai class
Cruisers - Light Tatsuta class / Tenryu class
Cruisers - Light Yubari, Yubari class
Cruisers - Training Katori class
Destroyers Akatsuki class
Destroyers Akitsuki class
Destroyers Asashio class
Destroyers Fubuki class
Destroyers Hatsuharu class
Destroyers Kagero class
Destroyers Kamikaze class
Destroyers Matsu class
Destroyers Mimekaze class
Destroyers Momi class
Destroyers Mutsuki class
Destroyers Shimakaze
Destroyers Shiratsuyu class
Destroyers Terutsuki class
Destroyers Wakatake class
Destroyers Yugumo class
Destroyers - Escort Matsu class
Destroyers - Escort Tachibana class
Seaplane Carrier Nisshin
Submarines A1 class / I 9 class
Submarines A2 class / I 12 class
Submarines AM class / I 13 class
Submarines B1 class / BI class / I 15 class
Submarines B2 class / I 40 class
Submarines B3 class / I 54 class
Submarines C1 class / I 16 class
Submarines C2 class / I 46 class
Submarines C3 class / I 52 class
Submarines D1 class / I 361 class
Submarines D2 class / I 373 class
Submarines J1 class / I 1 class
Submarines J1M class / I 5 class / I5
Submarines J2 class / I 6 class / I6
Submarines J3 class / I 7 class
Submarines K5 class
Submarines K6 class / RO 35 class
Submarines KD1 class
Submarines KD2 class
Submarines KD3a class
Submarines KD3b class
Submarines KD4 class / I 64 class
Submarines KD5 class / I 165 class
Submarines KD6a class / I 168 class
Submarines KD6b class / I 174 class
Submarines KD7 class / I 176 class
Submarines KRS class / I 121 class
Submarines KS class / RO 100 class
Submarines L4 class
Submarines No. 71
Submarines RO 29 class
Submarines RO 57 class
Submarines RO 60 class
Submarines SH class / I 351 class
Submarines SS class / Ha 101 class
Submarines ST class / I 201 class
Submarines STO class / I 400 class
Submarines STS class / Ha 201 class
Submarines Type K6
Submarines Type KT
Submarines Yu 1 class
Submarines Yu 1001 class
Torpedo Boats Ootori class
Torpedo Boats Tomodzuru class

What Ships Named After

  • Aircraft Carriers: Mountains, Dragons, Birds
  • Battleships: Ancient provinces, Mountains
  • Heavy Cruisers: Mountains
  • Light Cruisers: Rivers
  • Destroyers, 1st Class: Poetic meteorological names
  • Destroyers, 2nd Class: Trees, Flowers, Fruits
  • Torpedo Boats: Birds
  • Minelayers: Islands, Straits, Channels, Birds

Vessels Sunk

Sunk By Naval Merchant Total
Number Tons Number Tons Number Tons
United States 611 1,822,210 2,117 7,913,858 2,728 9,736,068
Allies 45 69,636 73 211,664 118 281,300
United States and Allies 10 14,864 12 57,923 22 72,787
Accident 13 50,338 97 268,948 110 319,286
Japanese Mines     21 67,197 21 67,197
Unknown 7 8,598 26 98,519 33 107,117
Total 686 1,965,646 2,346 8,618,109 3,032 10,583,755

Warship Losses

    Battleships Carriers Cruisers Destroyers Submarines
Available
December 1941
Japan 10 10 38 111 64
United States 17 7 37 173 112
Commissioned
December 1941 - August 1945
Japan 2 15 5 52 97
United States 8 26 46 261 172
Sunk
December 1941 - August 1945
Japan 11 25 39 135 131
United States 2 5 10 54 50
Available
August 1945
Japan 1 4 4 28 30
United States 23 28 73 380 234

Merchant Losses

  Number Tons
Japan 2,346 8,618,109
United States 98 519,772

Sources:

  1. Japanese Destroyer Captain, Capt. Tameichi Hara, 1967
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, Robert Gardiner, 1987
  3. Japanese Warships of World War II, A. J. Watts, 1966
  4. The Imperial Japanese Navy, A. J. Watts and B. G. Gordon, 1971
  5. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
  6. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War, Mark E. Stille, 2013
  7. Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War, Eric Lacroix, Linton Wells II, 1997
  8. Janes' Fighting Ships of World War II, 1989
  9. The World's Aircraft Carriers 1914 - 1945, Roger Chesneau, 1986
  10. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site