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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. It was never completed.

Type4 TL

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

Ships

Type 3 TL

  • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi at Nagasaki

Type 4 TL

  • Manufacturer: Mitsubishi at Nagasaki

Specifications

  Type 3 TL
Crew  
Displacement 10,200 tons
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 506'
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars 482'
Beam 65' 6"
Draft / Height 29' 6"
Flight Deck  
Performance  
Speed 19 knots
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft  
Aircraft  
Armor  
Engines  
Boilers  
Shafts 1
Turbines Geared
HP 9,000
  Type 4 TL
Crew  
Displacement 13,800 tons
Displacement - Loaded  
Physical Characteristics  
Length 516'
157.3 m
Length - Water Line 492' 6"
150.2 m
Length - Between Perpendiculars 485' 6"
148 m
Beam 65' 6"
20.8 m
Draft / Height 29' 6"
9.15 m
Flight Deck  
Performance  
Speed 22 knots
Range at 19 knots 8,000 nautical miles
Armament Depth charges: 16
Anti-Aircraft 4.7", 120 mm: 2
25 mm: 22
25 mm triple mounts: 9
Aircraft 12
Armor  
Engines  
Boilers 4
Shafts 1
Turbines Geared
HP 20,000

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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