Destroyer JS Shirane (DDH-143)

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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:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
7600 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

In 1981, Shirane was incorporated as the flagship of Escort Flotilla One, based in Yokosuka. The following year, she attended her first RIMPAC, RIMPAC 1982. She has continued to attend RIMPACs, such as RIMPAC 1988, RIMPAC 1998, and, more recently, RIMPAC 2012. She was involved in multiple naval exercises led by the U.S. in 1985, 1987, and 1993. The Republic of the Philippines hosted marine exercises in 1992 and 1993 that Shirane also attended. When the Great Hanshin earthquake struck in July 1995, Shirane was used as a rescue and relief ship. In 2003, she attended a Russian naval exercise called SAREX; in 2005, she once again attended a Filipino naval exercise, this time called PSIEX. In 2009, the Shirane was moved from Escort Flotilla One to Escort Flotilla Three, based in Maizuru, Kyoto. In 2011, after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, she was used as a relief ship. In 2012, along with attending the most recent RIMPAC, she also attended Fleet Week, a United States naval tradition in which naval ships are showcased.

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