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IJN destroyer Shikinami-II on sea trials at Miyazu Bay, Kyoto on November 13, 1929. (google.image) 9.17

終末公試中の駆逐艦『敷波』 (昭和4年11月13日 宮津湾) Destroyer "Shikinami" on sea trials at Miyazu Bay. The meaning of "Shikinami" is the wave without dying out.

Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō (龍驤 "prancing dragon") was a light aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the early 1930s (when this photo was taken). Ryūjō next participated in the Battle of the Aleutian Islands in June. She was sunk by American carrier aircraft at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 August 1942.

Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō (龍驤 "prancing dragon") was a light aircraft…

JAPANESE WARSHIP

IJN light cruiser Ōi was the fourth of five Kuma-class light cruiser, which served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

Zuikaku (瑞鶴) was a Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Zuikaku (瑞鶴) was a Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Japanese cruiser Mogami in 1935

This is the Mogami as a light cruiser with 15 6 inch guns. The entire class was up gunned to 10 8 inch guns shortly before The class had to be rebuilt shortly after completion as they were structurally weak.

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