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JS Hiei (DDH-142)

Destroyer Warship

JS Hiei DDH-142 proved a critical Cold War player for the nation of Japan - introduced in 1974 she was decommissioned in March of 2011.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 12/2/2017
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Year: 1974
Ships-in-Class: 2
Named Ships: JS Haruna (DDH-141); JS Hiei (DDH-142)
Complement: 360
Length: 502 ft (153.01 m)
Width: 57.4 ft (17.50 m)
Height: 17 ft (5.18 m)
Displacement (Surface): 5,050 tons
Propulsion: 2 x Boiler units feeding 2 x Turbines developing 60,000 horsepower and driving 2 x Shafts astern.
Speed (Surface): 31 kts (36 mph)
Operators: Japan


2 x 5" /54 caliber Mk 42 (Type 73) turreted deck guns.
1 x Sea Sparrow Mk 29 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launcher.
2 x 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs)
2 x Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes

Air Wing

3 x Sikorsky SH-60J(K) Seahawk navalized helicopter equipped for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role.
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