Aircraft carrier SHINANO
Builder:Yokosuka Naval Arsenal
Laid down:4 May 1940
Launched:8 October 1944
Completed:19 November 1944 (for trials)
Fate:Sunk by the submarine USS Archerfish, 29 November 1944
Shinano (信濃) was laid down in May 1940 as the third of the Yamato-class battleships, but Shinano’s partially complete hull was ordered to be converted to an aircraft carrier.
The IJN decided to convert her into a carrier that supported other carriers.