Japanese carrier: TAIHO sunk by USS ALBACORE. Japan's answer to the ESSEX class
Japanese carrier: TAIHO sunk by USS ALBACORE. Japan's answer to the ESSEX class. The TAIHO was the first and last of her class. Displacing almost 30,000 tons she approximated the American Essex class carriers in everything except longevity. At the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Mitscher's carrier planes were unable to reach TAIHO, but the ALBACORE dispatched her with a single torpedo on June 19, 1944. With the loss of the TAIHO, Admiral Ozawa also lost his most comfortable and newest flagship.
Japanese Ships: SHIKISHIMA - TOKIWA
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