The Japanese aircraft carrier “Hiryu” at anchorage

carrier Hiryu


The Japanese aircraft carrier “Hiryu” at anchorage.
The aircraft carrier “Hiryu” was launched November 16, 1937, entered service in July 1939. As part of the 1st Air Fleet of Vice-Admiral Nagumo, Hiryu participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor.In the battle of Midway atoll on June 4, 1942, it got four 454-kg bombs from American dive bombers, the same number of bombs exploded in the water at the sides, the ship started fires, after 4 hours the water flooded the engine room, after which the crew was removed.In the morning of June 5, the aircraft carrier “Hiryu” was sunk by torpedoes from escort destroyers.

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