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Sister ships: AKAGI, ATAGO, TAKAO
Notes: The AMAGI class was Design B-64 of 1919, by Y. Hiraga, and was basically an enlarged KAGA class battleship with thinner belt and deck armor but nearly four more knots of speed. It has been speculated that the 16" / 45 cal. were to be replaced with a 50 cal. version that was tested in 1920. All work on AMAGI (and her three sister ships) was suspended on 5 February 1922, in accordance with the Washington Naval Treaty; at this time, AMAGI was nearly 40% completed. It was decided to complete AMAGI (and AKAGI) as aircraft carriers, as was being done with the American LEXINGTON and SARATOGA (both ex-battlecruisers). Work had begun along this line when AMAGI was damaged beyond repair by an earthquake on 1 September 1923 while she was still on the slipways. She was stricken and broken up in 1924
No pictures at this time; this page intended as a "companion piece" to AKAGI. However, Superior has made a 1:1200 scale model of the class, and when I get pictures, I will post them here.