Harushio-class submarine

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Harushio class submarine docked.JPG
Wakashio (SS 587), a Harushio class submarine docked at Yokosuka naval base.
Class overview
Name: Harushio (はるしお, Spring Tide)
Builders:
Operators: Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Japan
Preceded by: Yūshio-class submarine
Succeeded by: Oyashio-class submarine
Subclasses:
  • Harushio (SS-583 to 588),
  • Kai-Harushio (SS-589/TSS-3601)
Built: 1987–1997
In commission: 1990–
Completed: 7
Active: (1) converted to training submarine
Retired: 6
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
  • SS-589 (TSS-3601)
    • 78 m
    • 87 m (April 2002)
Beam: 10 m
Draught: 7.7 m
Propulsion:
  • 1-shaft diesel-electric
  • 3,400 SHP (surfaced)
  • 7,200 SHP (submerged)
Range:
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 is a Japanese diesel-electric submarine class operated by the JMSDF. The design is an evolution from the Yūshio class being slightly larger and with better noise reduction. The Asashio, has been modified to test Air-independent propulsion (AIP).

Natsushio, Hayashio, Arashio and Asashio are all named after World War II destroyers.

Vessels[edit]

Project no. Building no. Pennant no. Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Note
S126 8098 SS-583 Harushio (はるしお?) 21 April 1987 26 July 1989 30 November 1990 27 March 2009
8099 SS-584 Natsushio (なつしお?) 8 April 1988 20 March 1990 20 March 1991 26 March 2010
8100 SS-585/
TSS-3606
Hayashio (はやしお?) 9 December 1988 17 January 1991 25 March 1992 15 March 2011 Converted to training submarine (TSS-3606) on 7 March 2008
8101 SS-586 Arashio (あらしお?) 8 January 1990 17 March 1992 17 March 1993 19 March 2012
8102 SS-587 Wakashio (わかしお?) 12 December 1990 22 January 1993 1 March 1994 5 March 2013
8103 SS-588/
TSS-3607
Fuyushio (ふゆしお?) 12 December 1991 16 February 1994 7 March 1995 6 March 2015 Converted to training submarine (TSS-3607) on 15 March 2011
S129 8104 SS-589/
TSS-3601
Asashio (あさしお?) 24 December 1992 12 July 1995 12 March 1997 Converted to training submarine (TSS-3601) on 9 March 2000,
re-converted to AIP testbed on April 2002

References[edit]

  • Jane's Fighting Ships 2005-2006