JS Myōkō

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Myōkō (DDG-175) docked, July 2003.
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
Homeport: Maizuru
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Kongō-class destroyer
  • 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)
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:
  • AN/SPY-1D
  • OPS-28 surface search radar
  • OQS-102 bow mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
NOLQ-2 intercept / jammer
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-60K helicopter

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

Operational history[edit]

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, however represented as an Atago-class in the 2012 American film Battleship, being commanded by Captain Yugi Nagata, in which it was destroyed by the Red Stinger after trying to fight it in order to support the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones.[2]

See also[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. ^ "Battleship - Yahoo Search Results". yahoo.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015.

External links[edit]

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

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