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Japan Maritime Self Defense Force / JMSDF
Shirane class Helicopter Destroyer - DDH

 

 
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Ships:
DDH 143 JDS Shirane (1980)
DDH 144 JDS Kurama (1981)
 
Specifications:
Length: 159 meters
Beam: 17,5 meters
Draft: 5,3 meters
Displacement: 5200 tons (standard) / 7500 tons (full load)
Speed: 31 knots, max. (57 km/h)
Range: ?
Complement: up to 360
 
Propulsion:
 2 x geared steam turbines / 2 x boilers (70000 shp)
2 shafts / 2 propellers
 
Aviation:
flight deck and hangar for up to 3 Helicopters (SH-3 Sea King / SH-60 Seahawk)

 

shirane class helicopter destroyer ddh armament mk-42 gun mk-16 rur-5 asroc mk-32 torpedo tubes mk-25 mk-29 rim-7 sea sparrow sam launcher missile mk-15 phalanx ciws
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JDS Shirane (DDH 143)

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JDS Shirane (DDH 143)

shirane class helicopter destroyer ddh flight deck hangar seahawk sea king
JDS Shirane (DDH 143)

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JDS Kurama (DDH 144)

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JDS Kurama (DDH 144)


JDS Kurama (DDH 144) (right,44)

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JDS Kurama (DDH 144)


two Mk-42 5"/54 guns and Mk-16 ASROC launcher


as built - with Mk-25 Sea Sparrow launcher


after refit - with Mk-29 Sea Sparrow launcher instead of the Mk-25 and Mk-15 CIWS amidships
 
 
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