Submarines of the JMSDF

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The Japanese modern submarine fleet


The JMSDF plans to increase the number of submarines from the current 16 to 22 ships.The submarine fleet of the JMSDF is composed of many advanced units, such as new diesel-electric submarines, which are unique and considered the most advanced in the entire navies of the world.The Japanese Navy has a strict planning which allows them to retire obsolete units quickly and replace them by the most advanced units they can construct.

The later plans to increase the fleet submarines to 22 units was early announced in 2010 and it was the first time in the last 36 years to grow the submarines fleet in numbers significantly.


sphere Soryu-class

sphere JS Sōryū SS-501
sphere JS Unryū SS-502
sphere JS Hakuryū SS-503
sphere JS Kenryū SS-504
sphere JS Zuiryū SS-505
sphere JS Kokuryū SS-506
sphere JS Jinryu SS-507
sphere JS unknown SS-508

sphere JS Sekiryu SS-508

sphere JS unknown SS-509 (May 2016 to be launched)

sphere Oyashio-class

sphere JS Michishio
sphere JS Uzushio
sphere JS Makishio
sphere JS Isoshio
sphere JS Narushio
sphere JS Kuroshio
sphere JS Takashio
sphere JS Yaeshio
sphere JS Setoshio
sphere JS Mochishio


▽ Imperial Japanese Navy – Nihon Kaigun


sphere Nihon Kaigun organization



sphere Aircraft Carriers of the Imperial Japanese Navy 



sphere Battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy



sphere Heavy Cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy



sphere Light Cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy



sphere Destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy



sphere Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy



sphere Auxiliary Ships



sphere The Time Line of ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy



sphere Naval Air Groups



sphere Naval Landing Forces 1928-1945



sphere Secret Weapons of the IJN



sphere Strategic Plans of the IJN


▽ Simulations & Wargames

▽ World War II: Pacific Theater


sphere War in the Pacific: Admiral Edition



sphere The Empire of the Sun (2nd Ed.)



sphere Pacific War



sphere Pacific War (2nd Ed.)

▽Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)


sphere The organization of the JMSDF



sphere The Regional District Forces



sphere Helicopter Destroyers DDH



sphere Guided Missile destroyers DDG



sphere Destroyers DD



sphere Tank Landing Ships LST



sphere Submarines SS



sphere Support and Auxiliary ships



sphere The aviation of the JMSDF



sphere Naval landing forces of the JMSDF



sphere Future projects of the JMSDF



sphere The strategy of the JMSDF



sphere News & manoeuvres


▽ Simulations & Wargames

▽ World War II: European Theater


sphere Unconditional Surrender



sphere The Supreme commander


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