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Harushio  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 7
Also Known As: Asashio and SS 583
Origin: Japan
Parent System: Harushio
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: 7
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Description: The Japan Marine Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Harushio-class submarines have been designed to perform anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) missions. The JMSDF procured seven Harushio-class boats in the 1990s. The last ship, JS Asashio, was fitted with an experimental air-independent propulsion system and was commissioned in 1997. Harushio-class ships and Asashio along with Oyashio-class form the JMSDF submarine fleet.

The diesel-powered Harushio-class boats can achieve a top speed of 20 knots while submerged and displacing 2,450t. The diesel engine develops up to 7,200-shp of power. They can be equipped with 20 Type 89 torpedoes as well as Harpoon anti-ship missiles and mines (40). These ships are fitted with six 533mm torpedo tubes. JS Asashio is larger and heavier than its predecessors with a submerged displacement of 3,200t and approx. 86 meters in length.

Harushio Specifications

Crew: 75
Number of Weapons: 20
Torpedo Tubes: 6
Dimensions
Beam: 10.5 meter (34.4 foot)
Draft: 7.70 meter (25.3 foot)
Length: 77 meter (253 foot)
Power
Power: 7,200 shp (5.37 MW)
Speed
Top Speed Submerged: 20 knot (10.3 mps)
Weight
Displacement Submerged: 2,450 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


OperatorsItems
Japan7
YearHoldings
Jan 20144
Aug 20114

Grand Total 71
Defensive Weapons
Type 89x20
Offensive Weapons
UGM-84D

Harushio Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
SS583 Harushio-1990-
SS584 Natsushio-1991-
SS585 Hayashio-1992-
SS586 Arashio-1993-
SS587 Wakashio-1994-
SS588 Fuyushio-1995-
SS589 Asashio-19972015

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