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JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENCE FORCE (JAPAN)

SUBMARINES

OSHIO submarines (1965 - 1969)

Asashio 1975

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
おおしお <Oshio> SS561   Mitsubishi, Kobe 29/6/1963 30/4/1964 31/3/1965 discarded 8/1981
あさしお <Asashio> SS562   Kawasaki, Kobe 5/10/1964 27/11/1965 13/10/1966 discarded 3/1983
はるしお <Harushio> SS563   Mitsubishi, Kobe 12/10/1965 25/2/1967 1/12/1967 discarded 3/1984
みちしお <Michishio> SS564   Kawasaki, Kobe 26/7/1966 5/12/1967 29/8/1968 discarded 3/1985
あらしお <Arashio> SS565   Mitsubishi, Kobe 24/10/1967 24/10/1968 25/7/1969 discarded 3/1986

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

SS561: 1600 / 2100

SS562-565: 1650 / 2150

Length, m

88.0

Breadth, m

8.20

Draught, m

SS561: 4.74

SS562-565: 4.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Kawasaki-MAN V8V24/30MMAL diesel-generators, 2 Fuji Electric electric motors

Power, h. p.

2900 / 6300

Max speed, kts

14 / 18

Fuel, t

diesel oil 293

Endurance, nm (kts) 6000(14) /

Armament

8 - 533 TT (6 bow, 2 stern, 18)

Sensors

SS561: ZPS-2 radar, JQS-3, JQO-3, JQO-4 sonars, ZLR-1B ECM suite

SS562-565: ZPS-3 radar, JQS-4, JQO-3B, JQO-4B sonars, ZLR-1B ECM suite

Complement

80

Diving depth operational, m

200

Ship project history: These boats are often cited as two distinct classes with the lead unit being segregated, since she had a different shaped bow and less sophisticated sonar. These were the first fleet submarines constructed by the Japanese since the Second World War, being double the displacement of the Hayashio and Natsushio classes, and were specially equipped to serve as 'targets' in ASW exercises. The bow TT were for US Mk 54 and the aft rubes were for 'swim out' torpedoes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Asashio 1976

Ivan Gogin, 2016