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JDS Kirishima
JDS Kirishima, Kongo-class destroyer, 1998.jpg
Kirishima (DDG-174)
Career (Japan)
Name: Kirishima (DDG-174)
Namesake: Mount Kirishima
Ordered: 1990
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Laid down: 7 April 1992
Launched: 19 August 1993
Commissioned: 16 March 1995
Fate: Active
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Kongō-class destroyer
Displacement: 7500 tons standard
9500 tons full load
Length: 528.2 ft (161.0 m)
Beam: 68.9 ft (21.0 m)
Draft: 20.3 ft (6.2 m)
Propulsion: 4 Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines;
two shafts,
100,000 shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
(8,334 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-1D
OPS-28 surface search radar
OQS-102 bow mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
NOLQ-2 intercept / jammer
Armament:RGM-84 Harpoon SSM
SM-2 Standard SAM (29 cells at the bow, 61 cell at the aft)
SM-3 Block IA ABM
RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC
• 1 x 5 inch (127 mm) / 54 caliber Oto-Breda Compact Gun
• 2 x 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
• 2 x Type 68 triple torpedo tubes (6 x Mk-46 or Type 73 torpedoes)
Aircraft carried: Room for a helicopter to land on the rear deck, but no support equipment installed

JDS Kirishima (DDG-174) is a Kongō-class guided missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Kirishima was named for Mount Kirishima.

She was laid down by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Nagasaki on 7 April 1992, launched on 19 August 1993; and commissioned on 16 March 1995.

Kirishima is undergoing modification at Nagasaki to add the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMD) capability to its weapons suite.[1] It is currently flagship of Hidetoshi Iwasaki.

Service[]

This ship was one of several in the JMSDF fleet participating in disaster relief after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[2] The ship was also deployed in preparation for North Korea's launch of Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 in March 2012.[3]

Appearance in the media[]

The ship appeared in the 2013 Japanese Anime Vividred Operation along with her sister Kongō (DDG-173) as part of an allied task force fending off alien invasion.

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. [1] "Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to Third Japanese Destroyer" DefenseTalk. 16 January 2008
  2. Seawaves,"Warships Supporting Earthquake in Japan"
  3. RIA Novosti, "Japanese Warship Leaves Base Ahead of N.Korean Rocket Launch"

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