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JS Hiei (DDH-142)


Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship


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Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.
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Image from the U.S. DoD DVIDS imagery database; Public Release.

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 | Last Edited: 4/4/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1974
Status
Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Complement
360 Personnel
Ship Class [ Haruna-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 2 ] Ship Names: JS Haruna (DDH-141); JS Hiei (DDH-142)
National flag of Japan Japan
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
502 ft (153.01 m)
Width / Beam:
57.4 ft (17.50 m)
Height / Draught:
17 ft (5.18 m)
Displacement (Surface):
5,050 tons
2 x Boiler units feeding 2 x Turbines developing 60,000 horsepower and driving 2 x Shafts astern.
Speed (Surface):
31 kts (36 mph)
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
3 x Sikorsky SH-60J(K) Seahawk navalized helicopter equipped for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role.

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