IJN Akitsushima was built by Kawasaki Shipbuilding and launched for the Japanese navy in July 1941. She was put in service in April 1942. She was designed to support sea planes and was put in service under 11.Air fleet in the navy  and sent to Rabaul. She was damaged several times in battles at Rabaul og Truk and was in the middle of 1943 repaired and transferred to 14.Air fleet. While she laid at Coron she was hit ad sunk by two bombs from American planes from Task Force 38 in the morning 24.September 1944. Four officers and 82 men from the crew perished in the sinking. The wreck rest today on her port side on a depth of 20 to 38 meter between the islands Busuanga and Culion Island.

Former names:
IJN Akitsushima

376,8 x 51,1 x 17,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4560 displ
Kobe ( JP ) 1941
( JP )

Picture: IJN Akitsushima
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Last updated: December 2020