- Class: Shinano - 1 aircraft carrier of 1940
- Displacement: 64,800 tons
- Dimensions: 873 (oa) x 119 x 34 ft.; flightdeck 840 x 132 ft.
- Machinery: 4-shaft geared turbines, S.H.P. 150,000 = 27 knots
- Protection: Flight deck 3.15 in., hangar deck 7.87 in., belt 8.1 in., magazines 13.8 in.
- Armament: 16-5 in. A.A. (8x2), 145-25 mm. A.A. guns; 336-4.7 in. (12x28) A.A. rocket launchers
- Aircraft: 120
- Complement: 2,400
- Builder: Yokosuka Navy Yard
- Laid Down: 4 May 1940
- Launched: 8 Oct 1944
- Service: Originally laid down as third battleship of Yamato class, but converted to aircraft carrier after main hull was virtually complete. Planned to carry an air group of 40-50 aircraft and large numbers of replacement aircraft for fleet carriers and forward land bases. Sunk by four torpedoes from US submarine Archerfish while moving to Kure for final fitting out 29 Nov 1944.