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JDS Kunisaki (LST-4003)
Career (Japan)
Name: Kunisaki
Builder: Hitachi, Maizuru
Laid down: 7 September 2000
Launched: 13 December 2001
Commissioned: 26 February 2003
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)

Kunisaki is a Ōsumi class LST of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The ship was built by Hitachi, Maizuru and commissioned into service on 26 February 2003.[1]

Service[edit | edit source]

In June 2010, seamen from the Kunisaki helped to paint Ohtres Chas Primary School in Sihanoukville, Cambodia during a "Pacific Partnership 2010" community service event.[2]

This ship was one of several in the JMSDF fleet that participated in disaster relief after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[3]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. GlobalSecurity.org, LST Osumi Class, shiplist
  2. United States Navy image caption, ID 100621-N-6410J-057
  3. Seawaves,"Warships Supporting Earthquake in Japan"

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