Specifications for the
JDS Shirane (DDH-143)
Helicopter Carrier / Destroyer
Country of Origin: Japan
Initial Year of Service: 1980
Length: 522ft (159.11m)
Beam: 57.4ft (17.50m)
Draught: 17.4ft (5.30m)
Machinery: 2 x Ishikawajima Harima steam turbines with 2 x IHI boilers developing 70,000 shaft horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Surface Speed: 32kts (37mph)
Range: 0miles (0km)
1 x 8-pod Sea Sparrow surface-to-air guided missile launcher.
1 x ASROC Mk 112 octuple anti-submarine missile launcher.
2 x FMC 5"/54 caliber (127mm) Mark 42 Dual-Purpose (DP) deck guns at bow.
1 x Mk 112 8-shot ASROC ASW torpedo launcher
2 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS)
2 x Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (MK 46 series torpedoes).
4 x 12.7mm heavy machine guns
Air Arm: 3 x Sikorsky SH-60J(K) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters (with MK 46 torpedoes).
Ship Class: Shirane-class
Ships-in-Class: JDS Shirane (DDH-143); JDS Kurama (DDH-144)