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Shirane class



Overview


Shirane class

Top view of DDH-143 Shirane on the move during an exercise.
Source: JMSDF - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Japan
Type
Destroyer
Service life
1980 - 2017
Status
Out of service
Development
Mid 1970's
Developer
Japan
Production
1977 - 1981
Producer
Japan
Number produced
2
Designations
DDH-143 class
しらね型護衛艦
Notable users
Japan - JMSDF

Details


Facts Shirane class
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Helicopter destroyer
Complement
350 on Shirane
360 on Kurama
Dimensions
Displacement
5.280 t standard
7.600 t full load
Length
159 m
Beam
17.5 m
Draft
5.3 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
Boiler powered
Engines
2x IHI boiler with 2x turbine
Power output
70.000 shp
Propulsion
2 shafts
Mobility
Speed
31 kt
Sensors
Air search radar
OPS-12, 3D air search
Surface search radar
OPS-28
Sonar
OQS-101 bow mounted
Sonar
SQS-35 variable depth towed array
Systems
Decoys
Mark 36 SRBOC
Radar warning receiver
OLR-9B
EW suite
NOLQ-1 integrated EW suite
Guns
Dual purpose
2x2 127mm Mk 42 twin barrel gun mount
CIWS
2x 20mm Phalanx
SAM
Medium range
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
Launcher
Mk 29 octuple launcher on hangar
ASW
ASW rockets
RUR-5 ASROC
ASW launcher
Mk 112 octuple launcher on bow
Torpedo tubes
2x3 Mark 32
Torpedo types
Mk 46 lightweight torpedo
Aircraft
Facilities
Hangar for 3 helicopters
Supported aircraft
Sea King and SH-60J

Media


Subcomponents


Armament

2x Single barrel 127mm Mk 42 dual purpose gun on the bow.
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
RIM-7 Sea Sparrow surface to air missile in Mk 29 octuple launcher located on hangar roof.
RUR-5 ASROC
RUR-5 ASROC anti-submarine rocket system in Mk 112 launcher on the bow.
2x 20mm Phalanx close-in weapon system.
2x3 Mark 32 torpedo tubes with Mk 46 series lightweight torpedo.

Aircraft

SH-3 Sea King
3x HSS-2B Sea King were the type of helicopter in use when the Shirane class entered service.
SH-60 Seahawk
3x SH-60J Seahawk replaced the earlier HSS-2B Sea King in the 1990's.

Related articles


Hyuga class

The Hyuga class is a successor to the Shirane class. Whereas the Shirane looks like a destroyer, the Hyuga has the layout of an aircraft carrier with a large flight deck.

Izumo class

The Izumo class is the follow on to the Hyuga. Two of these large ships are to replace the Shirane class helicopter destroyers.