|JDS Kirishima (DDG-174)|
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Nagasaki|
|Laid down:||7 April 1992|
|Launched:||19 August 1993|
|Commissioned:||16 March 1995|
|Class & type:||Kongō class destroyer|
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)|
4 Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines; |
100,000 shaft horsepower (75 MW)
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h)|
4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots |
(8,334 km at 37 km/h)
|Sensors and |
OPS-28 surface search radar
OQS-102 bow mounted sonar
|Electronic warfare |
|NOLQ-2 intercept / jammer|
• 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|
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.
This ship was one of several in the JMSDF fleet participating in disaster relief after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The ship was also deployed in preparation for North Korea's launch of Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 in March 2012.
Appearance in the media
The ship appeared in the 2013 Japanese Anime Vividred Operation as part of an allied task force fending off alien invasion.
-  "Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to Third Japanese Destroyer" DefenseTalk. 16 January 2008
- Seawaves,"Warships Supporting Earthquake in Japan"
- RIA Novosti, "Japanese Warship Leaves Base Ahead of N.Korean Rocket Launch"
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