Yūshio-class submarine

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Mochishio (SS 574), a Yushio class submarine enters San Diego harbour in 1992 to take part in the RIMPAC 92' military exercise.
Class overview
Builders:
Operators: Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Japan
Preceded by: Uzushio-class submarine
Succeeded by: Harushio-class submarine
Built: 1976–1989
In commission: 1980–2008
Planned: 10
Completed: 10
Retired: 10
Preserved: 1
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • SS-573 to SS-575
  • 2,200 tonnes (surfaced)
  • 2,450 tonnes (submerged)
  • SS-576
  • 2,300 tonnes (surfaced)
  • SS-577 to SS-582
  • 2,250 tonnes (surfaced)
Length: 76.0 m
Beam: 9.9 m
Draught: 7.4 m
Propulsion:
  • 1-shaft diesel-electric
  • 3,400 SHP (surfaced)
  • 7,200 SHP (submerged)
Speed:
Complement:
  • 10 officers
  • 65-70 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:

The Yūshio was a Japanese diesel-electric submarine class operated by the JMSDF. It was a second generation submarine, a development of the Uzushio class submarine, incorporating a teardrop hull, with a resulting increase in underwater performance on the Uzushio class submarine. Ten were built under the fourth defense plan in 1975 fiscal year. A training submarine, Yukishio, was retired on March 7, 2008. All warships were retired on the completion of the Harushio class submarine.

Boats[edit]

Project no. Building no. Pennant no. Name Laid down Launched Commissioned Note
S122 8088 SS-573/
ATSS-8006
Yūshio (ゆうしお?) 3 December 1976 29 March 1979 26 February 1980 Converted to auxiliary training submarine (ATSS-8006) on 1 August 1996, decommissioned 11 March 1999, scrapped
8089 SS-574/
ATSS-8007
Mochishio (もちしお?) 9 May 1978 12 March 1980 5 March 1981 Converted to auxiliary training submarine (ATSS-8007) on 1 August 1997, decommissioned 10 March 2000, scrapped
8090 SS-575/
ATSS-8008/
TSS-3602
Setoshio (せとしお?) 17 April 1979 10 February 1981 17 March 1982 Converted to auxiliary training submarine (ATSS-8008) on 10 March 1999, re-converted to training submarine (TSS-3602) on 9 March 2000, decommissioned 30 March 2001, scrapped
8091 SS-576/
TSS-3603
Okishio (おきしお?) 17 April 1980 5 March 1982 1 March 1983 Converted to training submarine (TSS-3603) on 29 March 2001, decommissioned 4 March 2003, scrapped
S123 8092 SS-577 Nadashio (なだしお?) 16 April 1981 27 January 1983 6 March 1984 Decommissioned 1 June 2001, scrapped
8093 SS-578/
TSS-3604
Hamashio (はましお?) 8 April 1982 1 February 1984 5 March 1985 Converted to training submarine (TSS-3604) on 9 March 2000, decommissioned 9 March 2006, scrapped
8094 SS-579 Akishio (あきしお?) 15 April 1983 21 January 1985 5 March 1986 Decommissioned 3 March 2004, displayed at JMSDF Kure Museum from 5 April 2007
8095 SS-580 Takeshio (たけしお?) 3 April 1984 9 February 1986 3 March 1987 Decommissioned 9 March 2005, scrapped
8096 SS-581/
TSS-3605
Yukishio (ゆきしお?) 11 April 1985 23 January 1987 11 March 1988 Converted to training submarine (TSS-3605) on 9 March 2006, decommissioned 7 March 2008, scrapped
8097 SS-582 Sachishio (さちしお?) 11 April 1986 17 February 1988 24 March 1989 Decommissioned 14 April 2006, scrapped


Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jane's Fighting Ships 2005-2006