Imperial Japanese Navy
Battleship Lineage

Builder's Acronyms:

Kure: Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima
MIT: Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard
YOK: Yokosuka Naval Dockyard
KAW: Kawasaki, Kobe.

Pre-Dreadnought and Semi-Dreadnought Battleships

Hull No.

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Plan

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes


Fuji (富士)

Fuji

Thames IW



08/01/94

03/31/96

08/17/97




Yashima (八島)

Fuji

Arm-Whit



12/28/94

02/28/96

09/09/97

SUNK

Sunk
15 May 1904


Shikishima (敷島)

Shikishima

Thames IW



03/29/97

11/01/98

01/26/00




Hatsuse (初瀬)

Shikishima

Arm-Whit



01/10/98

06/27/99

01/18/01


Sunk
15 May 1904


Asahi (朝日)

Asahi

John Brown



08/01/97

03/13/99

04/28/00


Sunk
25 May 1942


Mikasa (三笠)

Mikasa

Vickers



01/24/99

11/08/00

03/01/02

09/20/23

Museum Ship


Katori (香取)

Katori

Vickers



04/27/04

07/04/05

05/20/06




Kashima (鹿島)

Katori

Arm-Whit



02/29/04

03/22/05

05/23/06




Satsuma (薩摩)

Satsuma

YOK



05/15/05

11/15/06

03/25/10




Aki (安芸

Satsuma

Kure



03/15/06

04/14/07

03/11/11

09/07/23



Kawachi (河内)

Kawachi (A-30)

YOK



04/01/09

10/15/10

03/31/12

Magazine
Explosion

Sunk
12 July 1918


Settsu ( 摂津)

Kawachi (A-30)

Kure



01/18/09

03/30/11

07/01/12

10/01/24


Dreadnought Battleships and Battlecruisers

Hull No.

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Plan

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes


Kongo (金剛)

Kongo

Vickers



01/17/11

05/18/12

08/16/13

SUNK

Sunk 21 Nov 1944.


Hiei (比叡)

Kongo

YOK



11/04/11

11/21/12

08/04/14

SUNK

Scuttled
13 Nov 1942.


Haruna (榛名)

Kongo

KAW



03/16/12

12/14/13

04/19/15

SUNK

Sunk 28 July 1945.


Kirishima (霧島)

Kongo

MIT



03/17/12

12/01/13

04/19/15

SUNK

Scuttled
15 Nov 1942.


Fuso (扶桑)

Fuso

KURE



03/11/12

03/28/14

11/18/15

SUNK

Sunk 25 Oct 1944.


Yamashiro (山城)

Fuso

YOK



11/20/13

11/03/15

03/31/17

SUNK

Sunk 25 Oct 1944.


Ise (伊勢)

Ise

KAW



05/10/15

11/22/16

11/12/16

SUNK

Sunk 28 July 1945.


Hyūga (日向)

Ise

MIT



05/16/15

01/27/17

04/30/18

11/20/45

Ran aground 27 July 1945.


Nagato (長門)

Nagato (A-102)

Kure



08/28/17

11/09/19

11/15/20

09/15/45

At Bikini Atoll
25 July 1946


Mutsu (陸奥)

Nagato (A-102)

YOK



06/01/18

05/31/20

10/24/21

SUNK

Sunk by Internal Explosion, 8 June 1943.


Tosa

Tosa (A-127)

MIT



02/02/20

12/12/21

N/A

N/A

Cancelled
5 Feb 1922.


Kaga (加賀)

Tosa (A-127)

KAW



07/19/20

11/17/21

N/A

N/A

Converted to Aircraft Carrier


Amagi (天城)

Amagi

YOK



12/16/20

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ruined in Great Kanto Earthquake


Akagi (赤城)

Amagi

Kure



12/06/20

N/A

N/A

N/A

Converted to Aircraft Carrier


Atago (愛宕)

Amagi

KAW



11/22/21

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cancelled
31 Jul 1924.


Takao (高雄)

Amagi

MIT



12/19/21

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cancelled
31 Jul 1924.


Kii

Kii (

Kure



Planned 1923




Cancelled
14 April 1924.


Owari

Kii (

YOK



Planned 1922




Cancelled
14 April 1924.

No. 11

Unnamed

Kii (

KAW







Cancelled
19 Nov 1923

No. 12

Unnamed

Kii (

MIT







Cancelled
19 Nov 1923

No. 13

Unnamed

No.13

YOK







Cancelled
19 Nov 1923

No. 14

Unnamed

No.13

Kure







Cancelled
19 Nov 1923

No. 15

Unnamed

No.13

MIT







Cancelled
19 Nov 1923

No. 16

Unnamed

No.13

KAW







Cancelled
19 Nov 1923

Special-Type Dreadnought Battleships

Hull No.

Ship Name

Class

Builder

Plan

Ordered

Laid Down

Launched

COMM

DECOM

Notes

No.1

Yamato (大和)

Yamato
(A-140F5)

Kure

Mar. 1937

11/04/37

08/08/40

12/16/41

SUNK

Sunk 7 April 1945

No.2

Musashi (武蔵)

Yamato
(A-140F5)

MIT

Jun. 1937

03/29/38

11/01/40

08/05/42

SUNK

Sunk 24 Oct 1944

No.110

Shinano (信濃)

Imp. Yamato

YOK


05/04/40




Converted to Carrier Beginning in June 1942.

No.111

Unnamed

Imp. Yamato

Kure


11/07/40




Work Stopped Dec. '41, scrapped in '42 at 30% complete.

No. 797

Unnamed

Imp. Yamato








No.798

Unnamed

A-150

YOK

N/A

Proj 1941/42

Proj 1944/45

Proj 1946/47

N/A

Was to be laid down in same dock as Shinano

No.799

Unnamed

A-150

Kure

N/A

Proj 1941/42

Proj 1944/45

Proj 1946/47

N/A

Was to be laid down in same dock as Yamato