Destroyer JS Kurama (DDH-144)

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Classification

Type:
type: Destroyer

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (IHI Corporation)
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
431999502

Ship measurements

Displacement:
7500 t
Length:
159 m
Beam:
17.5 m
Draught:
5.3 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * IHI boilers 850 psi (60 kg/cm², 5.9 MPa), 430 °C
  • 2 * turbines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 70,000 shp (52 MW)
Speed:
31 knots

Crew

Complement:
350
Mission crew:
20

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • OPS-12 3D Air-search radar
  • OPS-28 surface-search radar
  • OQS-101 bow sonar
  • SQS-35/SQR-18 VDS-TASS
  • NOLQ-1 integrated suite
  • OLR-9B RWR
  • Mark 36 SRBOC
Armament:
  • Sea Sparrow SAM launcher
  • ASROC Mk 112 octuple launcher
  • 2 * FMC 5"/54 caliber Mark 42 guns
  • 2 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (Mk-46 torpedoes)
Aircraft:
  • 3 * SH-60J(K) anti-submarine helicopters

JS Kurama (DDH-144) was a Shirane-class destroyer in service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). She is the second and final member of the Shirane class and has been replaced by the new Izumo-class helicopter destroyers in 2017.

On 27 October 2009, JS Kurama collided with a South Korean container ship under the Kanmonkyo Bridge in the Kanmon Straits off the coast of Japan. While neither ship sunk, the bow of Kurama was badly damaged and burned for hours. Three Kurama crew members were reported injured.

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