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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: 12
Also Known As: MSC 681
Origin: Japan
Parent System: Sugashima
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999
Total Production: 12
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Sugashima-class of minehunters have been designed to perform mine countermeasure warfare. The propulsion system consists of two diesel engines developing 1,800-shp and a top speed of 14 knots. The vessel is equipped with a 20mm gun and a minehunting sonar. The JMSDF plans are to commission up to 12 minehunters beginning in 1999.

Sugashima Specifications

Crew: 45
Beam: 9.40 meter (30.8 foot)
Draft: 3 meter (9.84 foot)
Length: 54 meter (177 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 1,800 shp (1,343 kW)
Top Speed: 14 knot (25.9 kph)
Full Displacement: 510 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

Jan 201412

Grand Total 121
Protection Systems
PAP Mark 5

Sugashima Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
MSC681 Sugashima-1999-
MSC682 Notojima-1999-
MSC683 Tsonshima-2000-
MSC684 -2001-
MSC685 Naoshima---
MSC686 ---
MSC687 ---
MSC688 ---
MSC689 ---
MSC690 ---
MSC691 Shijima---
MSC692 Kuroshio---

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