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Encyclopedia > Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga
Career Japanese Navy Ensign
Ordered:
Laid down: 19 July 1920
Launched: 17 November 1921
Commissioned: 1 November 1929
Fate: Sunk by US air attack at the battle of Midway, on 4 June 1942
Struck: 10 August 1942
General Characteristics
Displacement: 33,693 tons
Length: 260.7 metres (waterline)
Beam: 31.3 metres
Draught: 8.7 metres
Propulsion: Kanpon geared turbines,
91,000 hp (67.9 MW),
4 shafts
Speed: 31.25 knots (57.88 km/h)
Range: 7,000 nmi. at 12 knots
  (13,000 km at 22 km/h)
Complement: 2,400
Armament: Ten 8 inch (200 mm) guns,
sixteen 4.7 inch (120 mm) guns,
twenty-two 25 mm anti-aircraft guns
Aircraft: 91 (after reconstruction)

Kaga (Japanese: 加賀, formerly Kaga Province, in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She took part in the battle of Pearl Harbor and was sunk at the battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 533 × 152 pixelsFull resolution (533 × 152 pixel, file size: 9 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Removed captions read: IDENTIFICATION OF JAPANESE NAVAL VESSELS JAPANESE NAVY Aircraft Carrier KAGA. Source: From http://www. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_Japan. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Chester W. Nimitz Frank J. Fletcher Raymond A. Spruance Isoroku Yamamoto Chuichi Nagumo Tamon Yamaguchi † Strength 3 carriers, ~50 support ships, 233 carrier aircraft, 127 land-based aircraft 4 carriers, 7 battleships, ~150 support ships, 248 carrier aircraft, 16 floatplanes Casualties 1 carrier... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... A knot is a unit of speed abbreviated kt or kn. ... A nautical mile or sea mile is a unit of length. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Ishikawa Prefecture ) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, supercarrier USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft — in effect acting as a sea... The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) (: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍   or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun), officially Navy of Empire of Greater Japan, also known as the Japanese Navy or Combined Fleet was the Navy of Empire of Japan from 1869 until 1947, when it was dissolved following Japans constitutional renunciation of the use of force... Attack on Pearl Harbor Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date December 7, 1941 Place Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Result Japanese victory On the morning of December 7, 1941, planes and midget submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy commanded by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, carried out a surprise assault on the... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Chester W. Nimitz Frank J. Fletcher Raymond A. Spruance Isoroku Yamamoto Chuichi Nagumo Tamon Yamaguchi † Strength 3 carriers, ~50 support ships, 233 carrier aircraft, 127 land-based aircraft 4 carriers, 7 battleships, ~150 support ships, 248 carrier aircraft, 16 floatplanes Casualties 1 carrier... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...


Kaga began as a Tosa-class battleship, launched in 1921 at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard at Kobe. The constraints of the Washington Naval Treaty, 1922, meant that neither Kaga nor Tosa could be completed. When the aircraft carrier Amagi was destroyed, while still under construction, in an earthquake on 1 September 1923, it was decided to replace her with a carrier built on the hull of the incomplete Kaga. The firepower of a battleship demonstrated by USS Iowa A battleship is a large, heavily-armored warship with a main battery consisting of the largest caliber of guns. ... Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. ... Kobe ) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1. ... The Washington Naval Treaty limited the naval armaments of its five signatories: the United States, the British Empire, the Empire of Japan, the French Third Republic, and Italy. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 1930's the Kaga served in China, and was involved in the Shanghai Incident and during the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Combatants Republic of China, 19th Route Army, 5th Army Empire of Japan, Imperial Japanese Army, 2nd Independent Tank Company, Shanghai Expeditionary Force Commanders 19th Route Army: Jiang Guangnai (Chinese: 蔣光鼐), 5th Army: Zhang Zhizhong (Chinese: 張治中) Commander: Yoshinori Shirakawa (Japanese: 白川義則), Chief of staff: Kanichiro Tashiro (Japanese: 田代皖一郎) Strength 50,000 90,000 Casualties... Combatants Republic of China Empire of Japan Commanders Chiang Kai-shek, Chen Cheng, Yan Xishan, Feng Yuxiang, Li Zongren, Xue Yue, Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai Fumimaro Konoe, Hideki Tojo, Matsui Iwane, Jiro Minami, Kesago Nakajima, Toshizo Nishio, Yasuji Okamura, Umezu Yoshijiro Strength 5,600,000 4,100,000 (including 900...


At the beginning of World War II the Kaga was commanded by Captain Okada Jisaku. Together with Akagi she formed Carrier Division 1 of the Strike Force for the attack on Pearl Harbor. On 7 December 1941 she launched two strikes against Oahu. In the first wave, 26 Kates targeted Arizona, Vestal, Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Nevada, and 9 Zeros attacked the airbase at Hickam Field. In the second wave 26 Vals targeted Nevada, Maryland, and West Virginia. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Akagi (Japanese: 赤城, meaning red castle, a volcano in the Kantō region of Japan) was an aircraft carrier serving with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The Akagi played a major part in the Attack on Pearl Harbor, but was sunk along with three other large carriers by... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Husband Kimmel Walter Short others Chuichi Nagumo Tamon Yamaguchi Chuichi Hara Mikawa Gunichi Sentaro Omori others Strength 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 29 destroyers, 9 submarines, ~50 other ships, ~390 aircraft 6 aircraft carriers, 9 destroyers, 2 battleships, 2 heavy cruisers, 1 light cruiser... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of HawaiÊ»i. ... Nakajima B5N2 Kate in flight. ... Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor, see USS Arizona Memorial. ... The USS Vestal began life with a civilian crew in 1909 when she entered service as a fleet collier. ... It has been suggested that USS Tennessee (BB-43) Part 2, USS Tennessee (BB-43) Part 3, USS Tennessee (BB-43) Part 4 and USS Tennessee (BB-43) Part 5 be merged into this article or section. ... For other ships of this name, see USS West Virginia. ... USS Oklahoma (BB-37), a Nevada-class battleship was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the 46th state. ... The second United States Navy Nevada (BB-36) was a battleship, lead ship of her class of two (Oklahoma (BB-37) being the other). ... Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Model 52 The Mitsubishi A6M was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. ... Hickam Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force base located in the city and county of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. ... The Aichi D3A (99式艦上爆撃機, Allied code name Val) was a World War II dive bomber produced by the Aichi company in Japan. ... USS Maryland (BB-46), a Colorado-class battleship, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the seventh state. ...


In January 1942, together with Akagi, Kaga supported the invasion of Rabaul in the Bismarck Islands. On 9 February she hit a reef at Palau and took on water. After temporary repairs, she continued to the Timor Sea, where on 19 February 1942 she launched air strikes against Darwin, Australia, sinking nine ships, including USS Peary. In March 1942 Kaga covered the invasion of Java. The Battle of Rabaul, around the main town of Rabaul on the island of New Britain, in early February 1942, represented a strategically-significant defeat of Allied forces by Japan, in the Pacific campaign of World War II. Following the capture of Rabaul, Japanese forces turned it into a major... The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the coast of New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, named in honour of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck and belonging to Papua New Guinea. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Timor Sea (Indonesian: Laut Timor; Portugeuse: Mar Timor) is an arm of the Indian Ocean situated between the island of Timor, now split between the states of Indonesia and East Timor, and the Northern Territory of Australia. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Combatants Australia; United States Japan Commanders David V. J. Blake Chuichi Nagumo Strength 30 planes 242 planes Casualties At least 243 killed; (possibly 1,100 dead in total) 23 planes destroyed 10 ships sunk 1 killed  ? missing; 6 POW Four planes destroyed in Australian airspace; ? failed to return. ... Darwin is the capital city of the Australian Territory of the Northern Territory. ... USS Peary (DD-226) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Robert Edwin Peary. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ...


Kaga was unable to participate in the Indian Ocean raid in April because of the damage she had received in February. Instead she returned to Sasebo for repairs. It has been suggested that Japanese Raids into Indian Ocean be merged into this article or section. ... Illuminated by the Albuquerque Bridge, Japanese volunteers place candle lit lanterns into the Sasebo River during the Obon festival. ...


In May 1942, the Kaga sailed on her final mission. Her aircraft complement consisted of 30 Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters, 23 Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers, and 30 Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. [1] On 4 June 1942 Kaga launched air strikes against Midway before coming under air attack from American land- and carrier-based planes. At 10:22 she was hit by four 1000-pound (453.6kg) bombs from SBD Dauntless dive-bombers from USS Enterprise, setting off explosions and fires among the armed and fueled planes on her hangar deck. Captain Jisaku Okada was killed by a bomb that hit the bridge. The fires proved impossible to control and the order to abandon ship was given at about 14:00.[2] Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Model 21 (cowling removed) The Mitsubishi A6M was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. ... The Aichi D3A (99式艦上爆撃機, Allied code name Val) was a World War II dive bomber produced by the Aichi company in Japan. ... Nakajima B5N2 Kate in flight. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the U.S. Navys main scout bomber and dive bomber from mid-1940 until 1943, when it was replaced by the SB2C Helldiver. ... USS Enterprise (CV-6) was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy and the seventh US Navy ship of that name. ...

At 14:10 the submarine USS Nautilus hit Kaga with a torpedo but it was a dud and did not explode. Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga Downloaded from [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga Downloaded from [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... USS Nautilus (SF-9/SS-168), a Narwhal-class submarine and one of the V-boats, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to bear that popular ships name. ... The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ...


Kaga's crew were taken off by the destroyers Hagikaze and Maikaze and at 19:25 she exploded and sank after being scuttled by two Type 93 torpedoes. Hagikaze Wind Before the Horn Clover Blooms) was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ... Maikaze Whirlwind) was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. ...


In 1999, wreckage was discovered by the Nauticos company that has been identified as coming from the Kaga.


Notes

  1. ^ Kaga @ www.history.navy.mil
  2. ^ Kaga @ www.history.navy.mil

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