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JDS Hyūga (DDH-181)
JS Hyūga during sea exercise
Career (Japan)
Name: JS Hyūga
Namesake: Hyūga Province
Builder: IHI Marine United
Laid down: 11 May 2006
Launched: 23 August 2007
Commissioned: 18 March 2009
Homeport: Yokosuka
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Hyūga, helicopter carrier
Displacement: 13,950 long tons (14,170 t) standard;
19,000 long tons (19,000 t) full load
Length: 179 m (587 ft)
Beam: 33 m (108 ft)
Propulsion: COGAG, two shafts, 100,000 hp (75,000 kW)
Speed: more than 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)

JDS Hyūga (DDH-181) is a Hyūga class helicopter destroyer of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The ship was built by IHI Marine United and commissioned into service on 18 March 2009.[1]

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

Hyūga became the first Japanese ship to have an American MV-22 Osprey land aboard it during exercise Dawn Blitz in San Diego, California on June 14, 2013.[3]

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