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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 3
Also Known As: Hatsushima and MSC601
Origin: Japan
Parent System: Hirashima
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 4
Family Members: Enoshima
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Hirashima-class of minesweepers, also known as Hatsushima class, have been designed to clean waterways of mines in support of naval forces operating in the open sea. The 570-ton vessel is fitted with a propulsion system allowing a top speed of 14 knots. The propulsion system consists of two diesel engines developing 2,200-shp. The vessel is equipped with a 20mm gun and minesweeping equipment. The JMSDF commissioned three vessels of this class in the second half of the first decade of the 21st century.

Hirashima Specifications

Crew: 45
Beam: 9.80 meter (32.2 foot)
Draft: 3 meter (9.84 foot)
Length: 57 meter (187 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 2,200 bhp (1,641 kW)
Top Speed: 14 knot (25.9 kph)
Full Displacement: 570 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 31

Hirashima Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
MSC601 Hirashima-2008-
MSC602 Yakushima-2009-
MSC603 Takashima-2010-

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