We won’t be seeing any photos of Akagi’s wreck until at least next year, as Petrel announced the end of their Midway expedition late yesterday. But their latest find, the flagship carrier Akagi, will doubtless be a discussion topic until then; originally authorized with the Tosa-class battleships as part of the Amagi class of battlecruisers in 1917, the ship would be caught incomplete by the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty and converted to a carrier without ever mounting the big guns she was designed for.
The Amagi class was part of the same 8-8 Fleet Program mentioned yesterday, where Japan envisioned a modern battle line of 8 modern battleships and 8 battlecruisers to be a necessity for defense. The Amagis were a response and rough equivalent to America’s Lexington-class battlecruisers, authorized in 1916 alongside the six South Dakota battleships. America ordered 6 Lexingtons, while Japan eventually ordered 4 Amagis.
Design displacement for the Amagis was 41,217 tons on a hull 826’ long and 101’ wide at the beam. This was an increase over Tosa & Kaga’s lengths by almost 59’, yet the beam only increased by a foot - the result of this ratio was a design speed of 30 knots, though in theory this would have been several knots slower than the Lexingtons. Armament was equivalent to the Tosas, featuring ten 41cm (16.1”) guns in five twin turrets, with the third turret being mounted a deck higher than in the battleships; the Lexingtons, in contrast, would have carried eight 16” in four twin turrets. Secondary armament for Akagi was to have been sixteen 14cm (5.5”) guns as in Tosa, while her four 3” AA weapons and eight torpedo tubes, four above water and four below, all mirrored the Tosas as well. Boilers were increased to 19 versus Kaga’s 12, and shaft horsepower increased from 91,000 to 131,000. Protection was similar, with the main difference being a 3” decrease in horizontal armor. Akagi was the first to be laid down, at Kure on 6 December 1920; Amagi followed on the 16th, but in Yokosuka. The other two, Atago and Takao, were laid down at the end of 1921. Work on all four stopped in February 1922, and Akagi’s conversion began in November 1923.
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The Japanese fleet carriers Kaga and Akagi have been found. After attacking Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the Kaga and Akagi were sunk by the US Navy in June 1942 at the Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc, which was founded by Microsoft founder Paul Allen, is known for finding historically significant ship wrecks and recently found the USS Wasp as well.
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Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Akagi, 15th of October, 1934, off Osaka. Commissioned in 1927, Akagi saw service during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. She participated in every major action in the early part of the Pacific War, including Pearl Harbor, the attack against Port Darwin, operations in the Indian Ocean, and the Battle of Midway. After bombarding American forces on the Midway Atoll, Akagi and the other carriers were attacked by aircraft from Midway and the carriers Enterprise, Hornet, and Yorktown. Dive bombers from Enterprise severely damaged Akagi. When it became obvious she could not be saved, she was scuttled by Japanese destroyers on 5 June 1942 to prevent her from falling into enemy hands.