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  Chiyoda 千代田
IJN
Chiyoda Class Seaplane/Midget Submarine Carrier

603' x 68.5’ x 24.5’
11,190 Tons
4 x 5" guns
30 x 25mm AA guns

As Built
24 x seaplanes
(4 x E7K2 Alf,
16 E8N1 Dave)

After Modification
12 floatplanes
4 catapults with 5 cranes

As Midget Sub Carrier
12 x Midget Subs

Ship History
Built by Kure Navy Yard at Kure. Laid down on December 14, 1936 as a seaplane carrier/tender. Launched on November 19, 1937. Assigned to Captain Mizui Seiji as the Chief Equipping Officer and later as captain. Commissioned on December 15, 1938. Assigned to Captain Kaku Tomeo. This vessel was equipped with four catapults and carries a complement of E7K2 Alf and E8N2 Dave floatplanes. Her aircraft are coded "5-xx".

Wartime History
During 1939, departs for China with Kamoi.

PARTIAL HISTORY

References
Combined Fleet - IJN Seaplane/Midget Submarine Carrier CHIYODA: Tabular Record of Movement

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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