Katsuragi was one of the few Japanese carriers to survive WWII, although heavy damage from a late-war raid is evident. She was the third ship of the Unryu class carriers, being completed in October 1944. Although she completed her sea trials, she was never employed operationally for lack of aircraft, pilots, and fuel. Despite her damage she was able to get underway postwar, and was scrapped in 1947. Katsuragi fared much better than the other ships of her class - Unryu was sunk by submarine torpedoes, Amagi was bombed and capsized in port, and the remaining three ships were never completed.
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