JMSDF Destroyer Shirane

The two Shirane class destroyers are a class of Japanese destroyer originally built between 1977 and 1981. They are built around a large central hangar which houses up to three helicopters. They were the first ships in Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force service to be fitted with 3D radars - the NEC OPS-12. Both Shirane class destroyers are in active service.

Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1980
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan 1980 2008 View

Displacement: 5,200 long tons (5,283 t) standard 

7,500 long tons (7,620 t) full load

Length: 159 m (520 ft)

Beam: 17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)

Draft: 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)

Propulsion: 2 x IHI boilers 850 psi (60 kg/cm, 5.9 MPa), 430 °C 

2 x turbines 

2 shafts 

70,000 shp (52 MW)

Speed: 31 knots (36 mph or 57 km/h)

Complement: 350 

360 (DDH-144) 

20 staff

Armament: Sea Sparrow SAM launcher 

ASROC Mk 112 octuple launcher 

2 x FMC 5 in/54 caliber Mark 42 guns 

2 x 20 mm Phalanx CIWS 

2 x Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (Mk-46 torpedoes)

Aircraft carried: 3 x SH-60J(K) anti-submarine helicopters

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