JP Amatsukaze class


Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer Amatsukaze class

A single ship class, Amatsukaze was the first Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer to have surface-to-air missiles (DDG) using the SAM Tartar first and changing to the Standard SM-1MR from 1978

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
JP Tachikaze class 1976
                        JP Hatakaze class 1986


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4000full load (tn)
131length (m)
13.40beam (m)
4.20draught (m)
33max speed (knots)
60000power (shp)
2Naval Engine boilers
2Naval Engine steam turbines
1Missile Launcher Mk 13
2Naval Gun Mark 33 3/50 inch (twin 76 mm)
2Rocket Launcher Hedgehog ASW
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm


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    Typical Max
No Landing platform


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JP Mitsubishi Nagasaki - 1

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JPJMSDFDDG 163JDS Amatsukaze19651995
JPJMSDFDDG 168Tachikaze class JDS Tachikaze19762007
JPJMSDFDDG 169Tachikaze class JDS Asakaze19792008
JPJMSDFDDG 170Tachikaze class JDS Sawakaze1983--
JPJMSDFDDG 171Hatakaze class JDS Hatakaze711986--
JPJMSDFDDG 172Hatakaze class JDS Shimakaze721988--

6 units


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1962-nov-29Laid downJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze
1963-oct-5LaunchedJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze
1965-feb-15CommissionedJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze
1995-nov-29DecommissionedJP DDG 163 JDS Amatsukaze

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