Japanese Navy – Submarines

Japanese Navy Submarines

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Sōryū class LOA 276′ TDISP 4,200 tons submerged (12 active, service since 2009) distinguished by the “X” shaped stern planes/rudders Soryu class SS Kure 2017Soryu class SS Kure 2020

Oyashio class LOA 268′ TDISP 4,000 tons submerged (11 built, 2 now training subs, service since 1998) Oyashio class SS Yokohama 2007 Oyashio class SS Kure 2020

Harushio class LOA approx. 254′ TDISP 2,750 tons submerged (7 retired, service 1990-2017)

JS Asashio SS-589 (1997-2017) Lengthened to 285′ and displacement increased to 3,700 tons when it received Swedish-designed Air Independent Propulsion. JS Asashio SS-589 Kure 2014

Yushio class LOA 249′ TDISP 2,450 tons submerged (10 retired, 1 preserved service 1980-2008)

Akishio SS-579 (1986-2004) Museum boat at JMSDF Kure Museum since 2007. JDS Akishio SS-579 museum boat Kure 2020

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