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Re: Speaking of IJN carriers, Why some port island, some starboard island? n/t
IT WORKED WELL IN THEORY but as carriers moved apart as a/c performance increased it became less necessary and the later carriers were not built as sisters for joint operation!
Supposedly, the theory was that sister ships would operate together and that having one with a left hand and one with a right hand would mirror-image their landing & taking off traffic pattern. This would reduce interference and enable them to operate more closely. I doubt it worked out, as they seem to have given it up in later construction.