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  • JP Chikugo class


    JP Isuzu class


    Frigate Chikugo class

    Formally escort destroyers they were the smallest ships in the word to be armed with the ASROC, an antisubmarine rocket system carrying an acoustic homing Mark 46 torpedo.

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    JP Ishikari class 1981
                            JP Yubari class 1983
                                                    JP Abukuma class 1989


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    1470light (tn)
    1800full load (tn)
    93length (m)
    10.80beam (m)
    3.50draught (m)
    10000range (nm)
    28max speed (knots)
    4Naval Engine diesel
    1Naval Gun twin 40 mm
    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 Ishikawajima Shipyard (IHI) - Isogo1
    JP Maizuru - 1nm NW of Maizuru City, Kyoto3
    JP Mitsui Tamano - 7

    List of Ships

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    JPJMSDFDE 215JDS Chikugo19701996
    JPJMSDFDE 216JDS Ayase19711996
    JPJMSDFDE 217JDS Mikumo19711997
    JPJMSDFDE 218JDS Tokachi19721998
    JPJMSDFDE 219JDS Iwase19721998
    JPJMSDFDE 220JDS Chitose19731999
    JPJMSDFDE 221JDS Niyodo19741999
    JPJMSDFDE 222JDS Teshio19752000
    JPJMSDFDE 223JDS Yoshino19752001
    JPJMSDFDE 224JDS Kumano19752001
    JPJMSDFDE 225JDS Noshiro19772003
    JPJMSDFDE 226Ishikari class JDS Ishikari1981--
    JPJMSDFDE 227Yubari class JDS Yubari1983--
    JPJMSDFDE 228Yubari class JDS Yubetsu1984--
    JPJMSDFDE 229Abukuma class JDS Abukuma1989--
    JPJMSDFDE 230Abukuma class JDS Jintsu1990--
    JPJMSDFDE 231Abukuma class JDS Ohyodo1991--
    JPJMSDFDE 232Abukuma class JDS Sendai1991--
    JPJMSDFDE 233Abukuma class JDS Chikuma1993--
    JPJMSDFDE 234Abukuma class JDS Tone1993--

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    1968-dec-9Laid downJP DE 215 JDS Chikugo
    1969-dec-5Laid downJP DE 216 JDS Ayase
    1970-jan-13LaunchedJP DE 215 JDS Chikugo
    1970-mar-17Laid downJP DE 217 JDS Mikumo
    1970-jul-31CommissionedJP DE 215 JDS Chikugo
    1970-sep-16LaunchedJP DE 216 JDS Ayase
    1970-dec-11Laid downJP DE 218 JDS Tokachi
    1971-feb-16LaunchedJP DE 217 JDS Mikumo
    1971-jul-20CommissionedJP DE 216 JDS Ayase
    1971-aug-6Laid downJP DE 219 JDS Iwase
    1971-aug-26CommissionedJP DE 217 JDS Mikumo
    1971-oct-7Laid downJP DE 220 JDS Chitose
    1971-nov-25LaunchedJP DE 218 JDS Tokachi
    1972-may-17CommissionedJP DE 218 JDS Tokachi
    1972-jun-29LaunchedJP DE 219 JDS Iwase
    1972-sep-20Laid downJP DE 221 JDS Niyodo
    1972-dec-12CommissionedJP DE 219 JDS Iwase
    1973-jan-25LaunchedJP DE 220 JDS Chitose
    1973-jul-11Laid downJP DE 222 JDS Teshio
    1973-aug-21CommissionedJP DE 220 JDS Chitose
    1973-aug-28LaunchedJP DE 221 JDS Niyodo
    1973-sep-28Laid downJP DE 223 JDS Yoshino
    1974-feb-8CommissionedJP DE 221 JDS Niyodo
    1974-may-29LaunchedJP DE 222 JDS Teshio
    1974-may-29Laid downJP DE 224 JDS Kumano
    1974-aug-22LaunchedJP DE 223 JDS Yoshino
    1975-jan-10CommissionedJP DE 222 JDS Teshio
    1975-feb-6CommissionedJP DE 223 JDS Yoshino
    1975-feb-24LaunchedJP DE 224 JDS Kumano
    1975-nov-19CommissionedJP DE 224 JDS Kumano
    1976-jan-27Laid downJP DE 225 JDS Noshiro
    1976-dec-23LaunchedJP DE 225 JDS Noshiro
    1977-aug-31CommissionedJP DE 225 JDS Noshiro
    1996-apr-15DecommissionedJP DE 215 JDS Chikugo
    1996-aug-1DecommissionedJP DE 216 JDS Ayase
    1997-jul-8DecommissionedJP DE 217 JDS Mikumo
    1998-apr-15DecommissionedJP DE 218 JDS Tokachi
    1998-oct-16DecommissionedJP DE 219 JDS Iwase
    1999-apr-13DecommissionedJP DE 220 JDS Chitose
    1999-jun-24DecommissionedJP DE 221 JDS Niyodo
    2000-jun-27DecommissionedJP DE 222 JDS Teshio
    2001-may-15DecommissionedJP DE 223 JDS Yoshino
    2001-may-18DecommissionedJP DE 224 JDS Kumano
    2003-mar-13DecommissionedJP DE 225 JDS Noshiro

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