JS Atago

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JS Atago in the East China Sea after Keen Sword 2013, -16 Nov. 2012 c.jpg
JS Atago (DDG-177) in 2012
Name: JS Atago (DDG-177)
Namesake: Mount Atago
Ordered: 2002
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Laid down: April 5, 2004
Launched: August 24, 2005
Commissioned: March 15, 2007
Homeport: Maizuru
Identification: MMSI number: 431999686
Fate: Active
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Atago-class destroyer
  • 7700 tons standard
  • 10,000+ tons full load
Length: 560 ft (170 m)
Beam: 68.9 ft (21.0 m)
Draft: 20.3 ft (6.2 m)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
  • 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
  • (8,334 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
Aircraft carried: 1 x SH-60K helicopter

JS Atago (あたご, A-ta-go) (DDG-177) is an Atago-class guided missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Atago was named for Mount Atago.

She was laid down by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Nagasaki on April 5, 2004, launched on August 24, 2005; and commissioned on March 15, 2007.


On February 19 (JST, February 18-UTC), 2008, Atago collided with and destroyed a civil fishing boat.[1][2] Two fishermen were missing, and they have not been found. Two of Atago's crewmen who had been prosecuted with the charges of professional negligence after the accident were found not guilty.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Search after Japan navy collision". BBC News. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
  2. ^ Sieg, Linda (2008-02-19). "High-tech Japan warship collides with fishing boat". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
  3. ^ Maritime law again downplayed in lawsuit over MSDF Aegis crash killing 2 fishermen

External links[edit]

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