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Japanese Premium Battleship Hyuga

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Ok so I have been playing World of Warships for more than a year now and I have noticed that Hyuga isn't a aviation battleship even though she was turned into one due to the loss at midway also the fact that she is a higher tier than her older sister, Ise what is up with that like the Bismarck class is the same tier so why not the other classes.  Or does Hyuga have a hull upgrade to have a hull with the planes but if it did have that I would have noticed, so yeah I don't get why they have Hyuga as just a simple battleship even tough in real life she was a aviation battleship and I also don't get the fact that Hyuga is a higher tier than Ise even though they are sisters.

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Hyuga:

5 May 1942:
BatDiv 2 departs Hashirajima for gunnery practice in the Iyo Nada with BatDiv 1's MUTSU and NAGATO. HYUGA's left gun breech in No. 5 turret blows up. Her two aft magazines are flooded to save the ship. Fifty-one crewmen are killed. HYUGA makes for Kure escorted by FUSO. The other battleships return to Hashirajima.

6-25 May 1942:
Repairs are performed at Kure but do not include making the damaged turret operational. Both 14-inch guns in turret No. 5 are non-working. The turret is removed and replaced with a circular armor plate placed on top of the barbette. It supports nine new 25-mm AA guns (three triple mounts). 

 

This was the likely rationale for converting the Hyuga, since one of the rear turrets was already gone.  They were also going to convert the Fuso and Yamashira as well...  But plans changed.

Imperial Battleships (combinedfleet.com)

 

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ok so I read on the website that you posted and I found that the site does say that Hyuga was converted into an aviation battleship at the drydocks from the site you used just an FYI.

Hyuga:

1 May 1943: Second Rebuild:
Captain Obayashi is promoted to Rear Admiral. HYUGA is attached to the Sasebo Navy Yard and registered as a 4th rank Reserve ship. This date marks the official start of the rebuild.

HYUGA is drydocked and begins conversion to a battleship/carrier. Her aft 36-cm. (14-in.) turret No. 6 and its barbette are removed.

The plan calls for the converted HYUGA to carry 22 aircraft. A hangar surmounted by a flight deck is added. Nine planes are to be carried inside the hangar, 11 on deck and two on each catapult. The designers realize that a single faulty aircraft engine can ruin the whole concept. To prevent jams, the deck is fitted with 12 turntables, rails, trolleys and tie-downs.

The enclosed hangar is 6 meters high, 40 meters long, and tapers from 28 meters wide forward to 11 meters aft. A "T"-shaped 6 metric-ton elevator is fitted in the center of the flight deck. Two sets of rails run around the flight deck for maneuvering the aircraft to the 25-meter Type 1, No. 2, Model 11 catapults that are installed on tall supports on HYUGA's port and starboard sides forward of the flight deck. A collapsible 4-ton derrick crane is fitted port abaft.

The new deck is covered with 200-mm. of concrete to compensate for the unbalanced condition created after removal of the aft armament. Steering rooms are protected with a 1-meter thick layer of concrete poured into adjacent compartments and the steering rooms' horizontal armor protection is improved.

1 October 1943:
Leaves drydock.

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7 minutes ago, Samuel_Stevens_destroyer said:

ok so I read on the website that you posted and I found that the site does say that Hyuga was converted into an aviation battleship at the drydocks from the site you used just an FYI.

Hyuga:

1 May 1943: Second Rebuild:
Captain Obayashi is promoted to Rear Admiral. HYUGA is attached to the Sasebo Navy Yard and registered as a 4th rank Reserve ship. This date marks the official start of the rebuild.

HYUGA is drydocked and begins conversion to a battleship/carrier. Her aft 36-cm. (14-in.) turret No. 6 and its barbette are removed.

The plan calls for the converted HYUGA to carry 22 aircraft. A hangar surmounted by a flight deck is added. Nine planes are to be carried inside the hangar, 11 on deck and two on each catapult. The designers realize that a single faulty aircraft engine can ruin the whole concept. To prevent jams, the deck is fitted with 12 turntables, rails, trolleys and tie-downs.

The enclosed hangar is 6 meters high, 40 meters long, and tapers from 28 meters wide forward to 11 meters aft. A "T"-shaped 6 metric-ton elevator is fitted in the center of the flight deck. Two sets of rails run around the flight deck for maneuvering the aircraft to the 25-meter Type 1, No. 2, Model 11 catapults that are installed on tall supports on HYUGA's port and starboard sides forward of the flight deck. A collapsible 4-ton derrick crane is fitted port abaft.

The new deck is covered with 200-mm. of concrete to compensate for the unbalanced condition created after removal of the aft armament. Steering rooms are protected with a 1-meter thick layer of concrete poured into adjacent compartments and the steering rooms' horizontal armor protection is improved.

1 October 1943:
Leaves drydock.

Hyuga was commissioned in 1918 as a standard dreadnought BB. not sure why it MUST be an aviation battleship as its final form when there are different versions of it. im really confused by what you are trying to say not gonna lie.

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"29 May 1942: Operation MI - The Battle of Midway:
BatDiv 2 sorties as screen for the Aleutian Force with CruDiv 9's light cruisers KITAKAMI and OI, 12 destroyers and the 2nd Supply Unit's oilers."

Therefore the Ise and Hyuga were torpedoed by their own cruiser....   end of the war for them.

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Ise already covers the Hybrid battleship concept. WG could have kept her at tier 6, but then she'd just be a better Fuso. Instead, they gave her a Reload Booster and stuck her at tier 7.

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