By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
Note: This post only covers combatant vessels. Aircraft Carriers Fleet & Light carriers (CV & CVL) Named after famous old USN ships & famous battles
Note: This post is only covering the naming conventions of the major combatant vessels of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Aircraft Carriers Named after birds, dragons,
Many of us are familiar with the great naval battles of WWII and their associated ships. Names like Missouri, Enterprise, Yorktown, Indianapolis, Yamato, Akagi, Bismarck,
Ships In Class Ships Laid Down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Fate Bibb (WPG-31) 15 Aug. 1935 14 Jan. 1937 10 Mar. 1937 30 Sept. 1985 Sunk
Ships in Class Ship Laid Down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Fate Omaha (CL-4) 6 Dec. 1918 14 Dec. 1920 24 Feb. 1923 1 Nov. 1945 Scrapped