Shokaku Class

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Shokaku Class aircraft carriers of the Japanese Navy during the Second World War.  Photographs and history of the World War Two Japanese carriers of the Shokaku Class, Shokaku and Zuikaku.  
Shokaku 1st June 1939 Survived Coral Sea and Santa Cruz battles but was torpedoed and sunk on 19th June 1944 by the sub USS Cavalla.
Zuikaku 27th November 1939 Sunk on 25th October 1944 by US bombers in the Leyte Gulf operations.


Zuikaku photographed September 1941 during her commissioning.  US Navy P