JP Minegumo class


JP Yamagumo class


Destroyer Minegumo class

Designed to operated the QH-50 DASH anti submarine drone helicopter, this class was no longer built when the aircraft was removed from service so construction of the previous Yamagumo class resumed. The landing pad was removed and an ASROC launcher was fitted in place.


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2750full load (tn)
115length (m)
11.80beam (m)
3.80draught (m)
27max speed (knots)
6Naval Engine diesel
2Naval Gun Mark 33 3/50 inch (twin 76 mm)
1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar 375 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm


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    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
JP JMSDF Gyrodyne DSN / QH-50 DASH 22

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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JPJMSDFDD 116JDS Minegumo19681999
JPJMSDFDD 117JDS Natsugumo19691999
JPJMSDFDD 118JDS Murakumo19702000

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1967-mar-14Laid downJP DD 116 JDS Minegumo
1967-jun-26Laid downJP DD 117 JDS Natsugumo
1967-dec-16LaunchedJP DD 116 JDS Minegumo
1968-jul-25LaunchedJP DD 117 JDS Natsugumo
1968-aug-21CommissionedJP DD 116 JDS Minegumo
1968-oct-19Laid downJP DD 118 JDS Murakumo
1969-apr-25CommissionedJP DD 117 JDS Natsugumo
1969-nov-15LaunchedJP DD 118 JDS Murakumo
1970-aug-21CommissionedJP DD 118 JDS Murakumo
1997Fate: transferedJP DD 116 JDS Minegumo as TV 3508
1997Fate: transferedJP DD 117 JDS Natsugumo as TV 3509
1997Fate: transferedJP DD 118 JDS Murakumo as TV 3511
1999DecommissionedJP DD 116 JDS Minegumo
1999DecommissionedJP DD 117 JDS Natsugumo
2000DecommissionedJP DD 118 JDS Murakumo

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