Haze Gray Mystery Picture #153 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the Japanese target ship Hakachi.

Hakachi was the first Japanese ship built specifically for use as a target. Although the raised deck gives the appearance of an aircraft carrier, it was actually meant to protect her against practice bombs. Completed in 1943, the 1600-ton ship was soon armed as an escort for wartime service. She survived the war but was scrapped soon after.

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