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  • JP Osumi class


    Landing Ship/Platform Dock


    Landing Ship/Platform Dock Osumi class

    The class is formally designated as tank landing ships ( LST ) but they lack the bow doors and beaching capability traditionally associated with LSTs. Their well deck and aircraft landing area makes them more like a small Assault Carrier


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    8900light (tn)
    14000full load (tn)
    178length (m)
    25.80beam (m)
    6draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm


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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    JP JGSDF KHI CH-47J 02
    JP JMSDF Mitsubishi SH-60K Seahawk 02

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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    JP Maizuru - 1nm NW of Maizuru City, Kyoto1
    JP Mitsui Tamano - 2

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    JPJMSDFLST 4001JDS Ōsumi1998--
    JPJMSDFLST 4002JDS Shimokita2002--
    JPJMSDFLST 4003JDS KunisakiJSLX2003--

    3 units


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    1995-dec-6Laid downJP LST 4001 JDS Ōsumi
    1996-nov-18LaunchedJP LST 4001 JDS Ōsumi
    1998-mar-11CommissionedJP LST 4001 JDS Ōsumi
    1999-nov-30Laid downJP LST 4002 JDS Shimokita
    2000-sep-7Laid downJP LST 4003 JDS Kunisaki
    2000-nov-29LaunchedJP LST 4002 JDS Shimokita
    2001-dec-13LaunchedJP LST 4003 JDS Kunisaki
    2002-mar-12CommissionedJP LST 4002 JDS Shimokita
    2003-feb-26CommissionedJP LST 4003 JDS Kunisaki
    2009-nov-17JP LST 4002 JDS Shimokita during US/Japan exercises
    2021-may-11DeploymentJP LST 4001 JDS Ōsumi Participated in multi national Exercise Jeanne D’Arc 21, with RAN, Marine Nationale and US Navy units in the East China Sea.
    2022-nov-3Port VisitJP LST 4003 JDS Kunisaki International Naval Review: JMSDF 70th Anniversary Ship Open to Visitors at Yamashita.

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