Takanami-class destroyer

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JDS Makinami (DD 112).jpg
JS Makinami (DD-112)
Class overview
Name: Takanami-class destroyer
Builders: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - Nagasaki shipyards
IHI Marine United, Yokohama
IHI Marine United, Uraga
Operators:  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Preceded by: Murasame-class destroyer
Succeeded by: Akizuki-class destroyer
Built: 2000–2004
In commission: 2003–
Completed: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 4,650 long tons (4,725 t) standard 6,300 long tons (6,401 t) full load
Length: 151 m (495 ft)
Beam: 17.4 m (57 ft 1 in)
Height: 10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)
Draft: 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Ishikawajima Harima LM-2500 gas turbines
2 × Kawasaki Rolls Royce Spey SM1C gas turbines
60,000 shp (45 MW)
2 shafts
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
Complement: 175
Sensors and
processing systems:
• OPS-24B Radar
•OPS-28D Surface Search Radar
•OPS-20 Navigational Radar
•OQS-5 Sonar
•UQR-2 Towed Sonar
•Type 81 Fire Control SYystem
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
•NOLQ-3 ECM system
•4x Mk137 Chaff Dispensers
Armament: Mitsubishi Type 90 SSM-1B SSM
VLS Mk 41 (32 cells)
  • Evolved Sea Sparrow SAM
  • RUM-139 VL ASROC
• 1 x Otobreda 127 mm/54 gun
• 2 × 20 mm CIWS
• 2 x Type 68 triple 324 mm torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 1 × SH-60J(K) anti-submarine helicopter

The Takanami-class destroyer (たかなみ型護衛艦 Takanami-gata goeikan?) is a class of Japanese guided-missile and ASW destroyer, entering service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) from 2003.


The Takanami class is a fourth generation post-war destroyer for the JMSDF, and is an evolution of the previous Murasame-class destroyer. Major changes include an improved OPS-24B Active electronically scanned array fire control system and data link, as well as a new sonar system. In terms of weaponry, the 3-inch gun on the Murasame has been replaced with a larger 127 mm gun, and the older Sea Sparrow anti-air missile in Mk-48 VLS (Vertical Launch System) has been replaced by the new Evolved Sea Sparrow ESSM (RIM-162) missiles in Mk-41 VLS, which also handles the ASROC weapons. This changes have resulted in a larger hull displacement than the Murasame by about 100 tons.

All ships in the class are named for World War II destroyers.[citation needed]

Ships in the class[edit]

Pennant no. Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Builder Home port
DD-110 Takanami 25 April 2000 26 July 2001 12 March 2003 IHI Marine United, Uraga Yokosuka
DD-111 Ōnami 17 May 2000 20 September 2001 13 March 2003 Mitsubishi Nagasaki Yokosuka
DD-112 Makinami 17 July 2001 8 August 2002 18 March 2004 IHI Marine United, Yokohama Ōminato
DD-113 Sazanami 4 April 2002 29 August 2003 16 February 2005 Mitsubishi Nagasaki Kure
DD-114 Suzunami 24 September 2003 26 August 2004 16 February 2006 IHI Marine United, Yokohama Ōminato

See also[edit]

Media related to Takanami class destroyers at Wikimedia Commons

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