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  • JP Hyuga class


    JP Shirane class
    Helicopter Carrier


    Helicopter Carrier Hyuga class

    The largest combatant ship operated by Japan since World War II. In spite of their obvious role as helicopter carrier they are formally designated as Destroyers to comply with constitutional limitations.

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    JP Izumo class 2015


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    13950light (tn)
    19000full load (tn)
    197length (m)
    33beam (m)
    7draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    100000power (shp)
    4Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    1Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG
    1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm


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        Typical Max
    JP JMSDF Mitsubishi SH-60K Seahawk 311
    JP JMSDF KHI MCH-101 10
    JP JMSDF Mitsubishi SH-60J Seahawk 00

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    JP Ishikawajima Shipyard (IHI) - Isogo2

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    JPJMSDFDDH 181JS HyūgaJSNI - 812009--
    JPJMSDFDDH 182JS Ise822011--
    JPJMSDFDDH-183Izumo class JDS IzumoJSUM - 832015--

    3 units


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    2006-may-11Laid downJP DDH 181 JS Hyūga
    2007-aug-23LaunchedJP DDH 181 JS Hyūga
    2008-may-30Laid downJP DDH 182 JS Ise
    2009-mar-18CommissionedJP DDH 181 JS Hyūga
    2009-mar-19HomeportJP DDH 181 JS Hyūga Yokosuka
    2009-aug-21LaunchedJP DDH 182 JS Ise
    2011-mar-16CommissionedJP DDH 182 JS Ise
    2013-nov-4AircraftJP DDH 182 JS Ise USMC VMM-265 MV-22 Osprey onboard
    2015-mar-25HomeportJP DDH 181 JS Hyūga transferred to Maizuru
    2016-apr-12DeploymentJP DDH 182 JS Ise Exercise Komodo 2016 participated in MNEK 2016
    2017-mar-22HomeportJP DDH 182 JS Ise transferred to Sasebo.
    2021-may-11DeploymentJP DDH 182 JS Ise Participated in multi national Exercise Jeanne D’Arc 21, with RAN, Marine Nationale and US Navy units in the East China Sea.
    2022-oct-29Port VisitJP DDH 181 JS Hyūga International Naval Review: JMSDF 70th Anniversary Ship Open to Visitors at Yokosuka NB.

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