Jun'yō ("Peregrine Falcon") was a Hiyō-class aircraft carrier of the
Imperial Japanese Navy. She was laid down as the passenger liner
Kashiwara Maru, but was purchased by the navy in 1941 while still under
construction and converted into an aircraft carrier. Launched on 26 June
1941 and completed in May 1942, the ship participated in the Aleutian
Islands Campaign the following month and in several battles of the
Guadalcanal Campaign later in the year. Her aircraft were used from land
bases during battles in the New Guinea and Solomon Islands Campaigns.
Jun'yō was torpedoed in November 1943 and spent three months under
repair. She was damaged by several bombs during the Battle of the
Philippine Sea in mid-1944, but quickly returned to service. Lacking
aircraft, she was used as a transport in late 1944 and was torpedoed
again in December. Jun'yō was under repair until March 1945, when work
was cancelled as uneconomical. She was then effectively hulked for the
rest of the war. After the surrender of Japan in September, the
Americans also decided that she was not worth the cost to make her
serviceable for use as a repatriation ship, and she was broken up in
1946 and 1947.
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