Akizuki class destroyers (JMSDF, 1959)

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Akizuki class destroyers (あきづき型護衛艦)

specifications

as completed

Displacement: 2388t standard, 2890t normal
Dimensions: 115.0m pp, 118.0m oa x 12.0m x 4.0m
Machinery: 2-shaft geared turbines, 4 boilers, 45,000shp = 32kts.
Armament: 3-127mm/54 (3 singles), 4-76mm/50 (2 twins), 1-Mk108 Anti-sub Rocket launcher, 2 Hedgehogs, 2 DCT, 2 Anti-sub torpedo throwers, 4-533mm TT (1 quadruple)
Sensors: Radar OPS-1, OPS-15. Sonar SQS-23, OQA-1 VDS
Complement: 330

after refit in 1976-78

Armament: 3-127mm/54 (3 singles), 4-76mm/50 (2 twins), 1-Bofors Anti-sub Rocket launcher, 2 Hedgehogs, 2 DCT, 6-324mm Anti-sub TT (2 triples), 4-533mm TT (1 quadruple)

units

No Name Plan Builder Laid down Launched Comp History Note
DD-161 Akizuki US FY1957
(OSP)
Mitsubishi Nagasaki 31 Jul 1958 26 Jun 1959 13 Feb 1960 (Patrol ship DD-161) Reclassified 1 Oct 1960 (Destroyer)
Reclassified 27 Mar 1987 (Utility Auxiliary ASU-7010)
Discarded 7 Dec 1993
US Pennant Number DD-960
DD-162 Teruzuki US FY1957
(OSP)
NMHI Kobe 15 Aug 1958 24 Jun 1959 29 Feb 1960 (Patrol ship DD-162) Reclassified 1 Oct 1960 (Destroyer)
Reclassified 27 Mar 1986 (Utility Auxiliary ASU-7012)
Reclassified 1 Jul 1987 (Training ship TV-3504)
Reclassified 20 Jun 1991 (Utility Auxiliary ASU-7012)
Discarded 27 Sep 1993
US Pennant Number DD-961