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Japan's Type 3 TL / Type 4 TL Escort Aircraft Carriers

Design

Type 3 TL

The Navy took over the Type 3 TL oil tanker while it was under construction.1 It was never completed.1

Type4 TL

The Navy took over the Type 4 TL oil tanker while it was under construction.2 It was never completed.2

Ships

Type 3 TL

  • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi at Nagasaki1

Type 4 TL

  • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi at Nagasaki2

Specifications

  Type 3 TL
Crew  
Displacement 10,200 tons1
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 506'1
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 482'1
Beam 65' 6"1
Draft / Height 29' 6"1
Flight Deck  
Performance  
Speed 19 knots1
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft  
Aircraft  
Armor  
Engines  
Boilers  
Shafts 11
Turbines Geared1
HP 9,0001
  Type 4 TL
Crew  
Displacement 13,800 tons2
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 516'2
157.3 m2
Length - Water Line 492' 6"2
150.2 m2
Length - Between Perpendiculars 485' 6"2
148 m2
Beam 65' 6"2
20.8 m2
Draft / Height 29' 6"2
9.15 m2
Flight Deck  
Performance  
Speed 22 knots2
Range at 19 knots 8,000 nautical miles2
Armament Depth charges: 162
Anti-Aircraft 4.7", 120 mm: 22
25 mm: 222
25 mm triple mounts: 92
Aircraft 122
Armor  
Engines  
Boilers 42
Shafts 12
Turbines Geared2
HP 20,0002

Sources:

  1. Japanese Warships of World War II, A. J. Watts, 1966
  2. The Imperial Japanese Navy, A. J. Watts and B. G. Gordon, 1971
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