From: Hendaye, France
Well, I am sorry but I am not conviced at all . The photo shows a ship riding too high on the water to be Soryu. The empty spaces between the quarterdeck and flightdeck, on one hand, and between forecastle and flightdeck, on the other hand dont match Soryu's profile and look closer to Skokaku's. The island shape is as well, closer to Shokaku's (Delete the radar), and again, the forecastle shape is not at all like the unique Soryu's one.
I agree the photo angle does'nt help much for a quick ship's I.D. but I am confident with my bet : Soryu, it is not !
PS-Should we continue on J-Aircraft forum ?
"If I go away to sea, I shall return a corpse awash, if duty calls me to the mountain, a verdant will be my pall, thus for the sake of the Emperor, I will not die peacefully at home...."