Japanese support ship Suo (AMS-4302)

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JMSDF AMS 4302 Suou.JPG
History
Japan
Name: JS Suō
Builder: Universal, Keihin
Laid down: 19 September 2002
Launched: 25 April 2003
Commissioned: 16 March 2004
Homeport: Yokosuka
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Hiuchi, Auxiliary Multi-purpose Support (ASW)
Displacement: 980 long tons (1,000 t)
Length: 65 m (213 ft)
Beam: 12.0 m (39.4 ft)
Height: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draft: 3.5 m (11 ft)
Propulsion: Diesel
Speed: 15 knots

JS Suō is a Hiuchi-class Auxiliary Multi-purpose Support (AMS) ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).[1]

The ship was built by Universal in Keihin and commissioned into service on 16 March 2004.[2]

The primary mission of the Suō is to support training exercises of other ships, including shooting practice and torpedo launching practice.[3]

Service[edit]

This ship was one of several in the JMSDF fleet participating in disaster relief after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.[4]

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References[edit]

  • Wertheim, Eric. (2007). Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9781591149552; OCLC 140283156

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