JS Shimokita (LST-4002)

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Shimokita escorted by USS Halsey
Name: JS Shimokita
Builder: Mitsui, Tamano
Laid down: 30 November 1999
Launched: 29 November 2000
Commissioned: 12 March 2002
Homeport: Kure, Hiroshima
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Ōsumi-class LST
Displacement: 8,900 long tons (9,000 t) standard
Length: 178 m (584 ft)
Beam: 25.8 m (85 ft)
Propulsion: Diesels (26,000 bhp)
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h)
For other ships with the same name, see JDS Shimokita.

JS Shimokita is a Ōsumi class LST of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

The ship was built by Mitsui, Tamano and commissioned into service on 12 March 2002.[1]


  1. ^ GlobalSecurity.org, LST Osumi Class, shiplist
JMSDF LST 4002 Shimokita.JPG
MV-22B trying to land aboard JDS Shimokita.jpg