Harushio-class submarine

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Harushio class submarine docked.JPG
Wakashio, a Harushio-class submarine docked at Yokosuka naval base.
Class overview
Name: Harushio (はるしお, Spring Tide) class
Builders:
Operators:  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Preceded by: Yūshio class
Succeeded by: Oyashio class
Subclasses:
  • Harushio (SS-583 to 588),
  • Kai-Harushio (SS-589/TSS-3601)
Built: 1987–1997
In commission: 1990–2017
Completed: 7
Retired: 7
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • SS-583 to SS-588
  • SS-589 (TSS-3601)
    • 2,560 tonnes (surfaced)
    • 2,850 tonnes (submerged),
    • 2,900 tonnes (surfaced, April 2002),
    • 3,200 tonnes (submerged, April 2002)
Length:
  • SS-583 to SS-588
    • 77 m (252 ft 7 in)
  • SS-589 (TSS-3601)
    • 78 m (255 ft 11 in)
    • 87 m (285 ft 5 in) (April 2002)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draught: 7.7 m (25 ft 3 in)
Propulsion:
  • 1-shaft diesel-electric
  • 3,400 shp (2,500 kW) (surfaced)
  • 7,200 shp (5,400 kW) (submerged)
Speed:
  • 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph) (surfaced)
  • 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph) (submerged)
Complement:
  • SS-583 to SS-588
    • 10 officers
    • 65 enlisted
  • SS-589 (TSS-3601)
    • 71
    • 70 (April 2002)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Hughes/Oki ZQQ 5B hull mounted sonar
  • ZQR 1 towed array
  • JRC ZPS 6 I-band search radar
Armament:

The Harushio class is a diesel-electric submarine class operated by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The design is an evolution from the Yūshio class being slightly larger and with better noise reduction. Asashio, has been modified to test air-independent propulsion (AIP), and the remaining vessels were decommissioned and replaced by the Oyashio-class.

Vessels[edit]

Project S126[edit]

  • Build no. - 8098
  • Pennant no. - SS-583
  • Boat name - Harushio (はるしお)
  • Laid down - 21 April 1987
  • Launched - 26 July 1989
  • Commissioned - 30 November 1990
  • Decommissioned - 27 March 2009
  • Notes -

  • Build no. - 8099
  • Pennant no. - SS-584
  • Boat name - Natsushio (なつしお)
  • Laid down - 8 April 1988
  • Launched - 20 March 1990
  • Commissioned - 20 March 1991
  • Decommissioned - 26 March 2010
  • Notes - Named after World War II-era destroyer Natsushio

  • Build no. - 8100
  • Pennant no. - SS-585/ TSS-3606
  • Boat name - Hayashio (はやしお)
  • Laid down - 9 December 1988
  • Launched - 17 January 1991
  • Commissioned - 25 March 1992
  • Decommissioned - 15 March 2011
  • Notes - Named after World War II-era destroyer Hayashio.
    Converted to training submarine (TSS-3606) on 7 March 2008

  • Build no. - 8101
  • Pennant no. - SS-586
  • Boat name - Arashio (あらしお)
  • Laid down - 8 January 1990
  • Launched - 17 March 1992
  • Commissioned - 17 March 1993
  • Decommissioned - 19 March 2012
  • Notes - Named after World War II-era destroyer Arashio

  • Build no. - 8102
  • Pennant no. - SS-587
  • Boat name - Wakashio (わかしお)
  • Laid down - 12 December 1990
  • Launched - 22 January 1993
  • Commissioned - 1 March 1994
  • Decommissioned - 5 March 2013
  • Notes -

  • Build no. - 8103
  • Pennant no. - SS-588/ TSS-3607
  • Boat name - Fuyushio (ふゆしお)
  • Laid down - 12 December 1991
  • Launched - 16 February 1994
  • Commissioned - 7 March 1995
  • Decommissioned - 6 March 2015
  • Notes - Converted to training submarine (TSS-3607) on 15 March 2011

Project S129[edit]

  • Build no. - 8104
  • Pennant no. - SS-589/ TSS-3601
  • Boat name - Asashio (あさしお)
  • Laid down - 24 December 1992
  • Launched - 12 July 1995
  • Commissioned - 12 March 1997
  • Decommissioned - 27 February 2017
  • Notes - Named after World War II-era destroyer Asashio.
    Converted to training submarine (TSS-3601) on 9 March 2000, then converted to AIP testbed in April 2002

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jane's Fighting Ships 2005–2006