JP Kongo class


US Arleigh Burke Flight I class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer Kongo class

Derivatives / Succeeded by
2007 JP Atago class
2020         JP Maya class


9500full load (tn)
161length (m)
21beam (m)
6.20draught (m)
4500range (nm)
30max speed (knots)
100000power (shp)

4Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS

1Naval Gun Otobreda 127 mm
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS

helicopter   Aircraft

Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
JP JMSDF Mitsubishi SH-60J Seahawk 01


JP Ishikawajima Shipyard (IHI) - Isogo1
JP Mitsubishi Nagasaki - 3

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1993--JPJMSDFDDG 173JDS KongōJSQB - 73
1995--JPJMSDFDDG 174JDS Kirishima74
1996--JPJMSDFDDG 175JDS Myōkō75
1998--JPJMSDFDDG 176JDS Chōkai76
2007--JPJMSDFDDG 177Atago class JDS AtagoJSSH
2008--JPJMSDFDDG 178Atago class JS Ashigara
2020--JPJMSDFDDG 179Maya class JS MayaJSNT
2021--JPJMSDFDDG 180Maya class JS HaguroJSLL

8 units


1990-may-08Laid downLaid down JP DDG 173 JDS Kongō
1991-sep-26LaunchedLaunched JP DDG 173 JDS Kongō
1992-apr-07Laid downLaid down JP DDG 174 JDS Kirishima
1993-mar-25CommissionedCommissioned JP DDG 173 JDS Kongō
1993-apr-08Laid downLaid down JP DDG 175 JDS Myōkō
1993-aug-19LaunchedLaunched JP DDG 174 JDS Kirishima
1994-oct-05LaunchedLaunched JP DDG 175 JDS Myōkō
1995-mar-16CommissionedCommissioned JP DDG 174 JDS Kirishima
1995-may-29Laid downLaid down JP DDG 176 JDS Chōkai
1996-mar-14CommissionedCommissioned JP DDG 175 JDS Myōkō
1996-aug-27LaunchedLaunched JP DDG 176 JDS Chōkai
1998-mar-20CommissionedCommissioned JP DDG 176 JDS Chōkai
2021-may-11DeploymentDeployment JP DDG 173 JDS Kongō Participated in multi national Exercise Jeanne D’Arc 21, with RAN, Marine Nationale and US Navy units in the East China Sea.

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