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JDS Ōsumi (LST-4001)
Career (Japan)
Name: Ōsumi
Builder: Mitsui, Tamano
Laid down: 6 December 1995
Launched: 18 November 1996
Commissioned: 11 March 1998
Homeport: Kure, Hiroshima
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Ōsumi-class Landing Ship, Tank
Displacement: 8,900 long tons (9,000 t) standard
Length: 178 m (584 ft)
Beam: 25.8 m (85 ft)
Propulsion: Diesels (26,000 bhp)
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h)

Ōsumi is an Ōsumi class LST of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

The ship was built by Mitsui, Tamano and commissioned into service on 11 March 1998.[1]

Service[edit | edit source]

This ship delivered supplies to the disaster area after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.[2]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. GlobalSecurity.org, LST Osumi Class, shiplist
  2. Seawaves,"Warships Supporting Earthquake in Japan"; NHK broadcast, March 18, 2011.

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