JDS Myōkō (DDG-175)

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Myōkō (DDG-175)
Career (Japan)
Name: Myōkō (DDG-175)
Namesake: Mount Myōkō
Ordered: 1991
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Laid down: 8 April 1993
Launched: 5 October 1994
Commissioned: 14 March 1996
Fate: Active
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Kongō-class destroyer
Displacement: 7500 tons standard
9500 tons full load
Length: 528.2 ft (161.0 m)
Beam: 68.9 ft (21.0 m)
Draft: 20.3 ft (6.2 m)
Propulsion: 4 Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines;
two shafts,
100,000 shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
(8,334 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-1D
OPS-28 surface search radar
OQS-102 bow mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
NOLQ-2 intercept / jammer
Armament: RGM-84 Harpoon SSM
SM-2 Standard SAM (29 cells at the bow, 61 cell at the aft)
SM-3 Block IA ABM
RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC
• 1 x 5 inch (127 mm) / 54 caliber Oto-Breda Compact Gun
• 2 x 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
• 2 x Type 68 triple torpedo tubes (6 x Mk-46 or Type 73 torpedoes)
Aircraft carried: Room for a helicopter to land on the rear deck, but no support equipment installed

JDS Myōkō (DDG-175) is a Kongō-class guided missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Myōkō was named after Mount Myōkō.

She was laid down by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki, Nagasaki on 8 April 1993, launched on 5 October 1994; and commissioned on 14 March 1996.

In January 2008, it was announced that Lockheed Martin received a US$40.4 million contract modification to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMD) capability to the Myōkō, the third Kongō-class destroyer to be so equipped. [1]

In popular culture[edit]

The ship was featured in the 2012 American film Battleship, being commanded by Captain Yugi Nagata, in which it was destroyed by alien craft after trying to fight it in order to support the US Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense to Third Japanese Destroyer". DefenceTalk.com. 2008-01-16. Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/battleship.html

External links[edit]

Media related to JS Myōkō (DDG-175) at Wikimedia Commons

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and JDS Myōkō (DDG-175)