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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 6
Also Known As: DE 229
Origin: Japan
Parent System: Abukuma
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 6
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Abukuma is a class of escort corvettes, destroyers for MSDF, with limited anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) capabilities. Its propulsion system combines a cruise diesel engine with a boost gas turbine developing 27,000-shp of power and enabling a top speed of 27 knots. Abukuma features an aft flight deck to allow operation of a single SH-60J helicopter. The weapon system consists of a 76mm dual purpose gun, a 20mm Phalanx gun system mounted before the flight deck, eight Harpoon anti-ship missiles, ASROC rockets and two triple 12.75-in torpedo tubes. MSDF commissioned six ships between 1989 and 1993.

Abukuma Specifications

Crew: 120
Number of Weapons: 24
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Beam: 13.4 meter (44 foot)
Draft: 3.80 meter (12.5 foot)
Length: 109 meter (358 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 27,000 shp (20.1 MW)
Top Speed: 27 knot (13.9 mps)
Full Displacement: 2,000 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 20146

Grand Total 61
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x1
Support Aircraft

Abukuma Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
DE229 Abukuma-1989-
DE230 Jintsu-1990-
DE231 Ohyodo-1991-
DE232 Sendai-1991-
DE233 Chukuma-1993-
DE234 Tone-1993-

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