Takanami-class destroyer

The Takanami-class destroyer (たかなみ型護衛艦 Takanami-gata-goei-kan) is a class of destroyers, serving with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). This is the slightly modified class of second-generation general-purpose destroyers of the JMSDF.[1]

JDS Makinami (DD 112)
JS Makinami (DD-112)
Class overview
Name: Takanami-class destroyer
Builders:
Operators:  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Preceded by: Murasame-class
Succeeded by: Akizuki-class
Built: 2000–2004
In commission: 2003–
Completed: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics
Type: General-purpose destroyer
Displacement:
  • 4,650 tons standard,
  • 6,300 tons hull load
Length: 151 m (495 ft)
Beam: 17.4 m (57 ft 1 in)
Draft: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
Complement: 165
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-60J/K anti-submarine helicopter

Background

Since FY1991, the JMSDF started construction of the second-generation general-purpose destroyers (汎用護衛艦 Hanyou-goei-kan), Murasame-class. These destroyers are generally satisfactory for the fleet, but there are some discontent.[1]

From FY1998 onwards, a slightly modified version that corrected these dissatisfaction points was to be built: Takanami-class.[1]

Design

The hull design is generally based on the one of the Murasame-class. However, as a part of weapons was changed, the internal structure has also been changed. And it was said that the large lattice mast was degrading its stealthiness in the Murasame-class, so in this class, it was considered to change to two small masts, but it was not implemented.[2]

Although its hull become slightly large, there is no change in its engines, as it is not a big difference that has little effect on the performance of the ship.[2]

Equipment

The combat system was slightly improved. The combat direction system is similar to Murasame-class in the first three ships, but in the fourth ship, workstations are changed to AN/UYQ-70, and in the fifth ship, it corresponded to the communication in Link 16.[3] Radars are the same as those of Murasame-class, sonars are also small revision type.[4]

In terms of weaponry, instead of the 3-inch gun that has been adopted by conventional DD type destroyers, a larger Oto Melara 127 mm gun is introduced. Although vertical launching systems were divided into two places in the Murasame-class, 16-cell Mk 41 for VL-ASROC on the bow deck and 16-cell Mk 48 for Sea Sparrow (later replaced with Evolved Sea Sparrow) on the middle deck, they are compiled in one place, 32-cell Mk 41 on the bow deck in this class.[4]

Ships in the class

Pennant no. Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Builder Home port
DD-110 Takanami (Tall Waves) 25 April 2000 26 July 2001 12 March 2003 IHI Marine United, Uraga Yokosuka
DD-111 Ōnami (Large Wave) 17 May 2000 20 September 2001 13 March 2003 Mitsubishi Nagasaki Yokosuka
DD-112 Makinami (Rolling Waves) 17 July 2001 8 August 2002 18 March 2004 IHI Marine United, Yokohama Ōminato
DD-113 Sazanami (Ripples on the Water) 4 April 2002 29 August 2003 16 February 2005 Mitsubishi Nagasaki Kure
DD-114 Suzunami (Breaking Waves) 24 September 2003 26 August 2004 16 February 2006 IHI Marine United, Yokohama Ōminato

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Kōda 2012.
  2. ^ a b Kaijin-sha 2003, pp. 76-81.
  3. ^ Yamazaki 2011.
  4. ^ a b Kaijin-sha 2003, pp. 82-89.

Books

  • Wertheim, Eric (2013). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, 16th Edition. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1591149545.

Article

  • Abe, Yasuo (July 2000). "History of JMSDF Destroyers". Ships of the World (in Japanese). Kaijinn-sha (571). NAID 40002155847.
  • Fujiki, Heihachiro (August 2003). "Development of multi-purpose DDs for "8-8 escort flotilla". Ships of the World (in Japanese). Kaijinn-sha (614): 94–99. NAID 40005855328.
  • Kaijin-sha, ed. (August 2003). "All of the new Takanami-class DD". Ships of the World. Kaijin-sha (614): 75–101. NAID 40005855324.
  • Kōda, Yōji (August 2012). "Brand-new destroyer Akizuki : its design concept". Ships of the World. Kaijin-sha (764): 91–97. NAID 40019366483.
  • Yamazaki, Makoto (October 2011). "Combat systems of modern Japanese destroyers". Ships of the World (in Japanese). Kaijin-sha (748): 98–107. NAID 40018965310.

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Japanese destroyer Takanami

Three Japanese destroyers have been named Takanami:

Japanese destroyer Takanami (1942), a Yūgumo-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II

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