A new Japanese submarine that belongs to the Soryu class is expected to be launched on October 2015, probably in Yokosuka, but details have not been announced yet. This new unit belongs to the project code name S131, and the building number of the vessel is 8123. The submarine SS-508 has not received yet an […]
The sister of the Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-183 (22DDH) has already received her name: The name is Kaga, which is the same as the fleect carrier Kaga that operated in the combined fleet during the Pacific War together with the carrier Akagi. The Helicopter Destroyer Kaga DDH-184 護衛艦 (24DDH) will be similar to the Izumo DDH-183 and will […]
I started a detailed description of the current units of the JMSDF in parallel with the development of an extensive database of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The page can be found here.
A new page for the new commissioned unit of the JMSDF: DDH-183 Izumo Helicopter Destroyer can be found here. The page includes information about the construction of the ship as well as tactical features which characterized its design. The images also represents the original ship in operations.