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JDS Chōkai (DDG-176)
DDG-176 Choukai.jpg
Chōkai (DDG-176)
Career (Japan)
Name: Chōkai (DDG-176)
Namesake: Mount Chōkai
Ordered: 1993
Builder: IHI Corporation, Tokyo
Laid down: May 29, 1995
Launched: August 27, 1996
Commissioned: March 20, 1998
Fate: Active
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Kongō class destroyer
Displacement: 7500 tons standard
9500 tons full load
Length: 528.2 ft (161.0 m)
Beam: 68.9 ft (21.0 m)
Draft: 20.3 ft (6.2 m)
Propulsion: 4 Ishikawajima Harima/General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines;
two shafts,
100,000 shaft horsepower (75 MW)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots
(8,334 km at 37 km/h)
Complement: 300
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPY-1D
OPS-28 surface search radar
OQS-102 bow mounted sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
NOLQ-2 intercept / jammer
Armament:RGM-84 Harpoon SSM
SM-2 Standard SAM (29 cells at the bow, 61 cell at the aft)
SM-3 Block IA ABM
RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC
• 1 x 5 inch (127 mm) / 54 caliber Oto-Breda Compact Gun
• 2 x 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
• 2 x Type 68 triple torpedo tubes (6 x Mk-46 or Type 73 torpedoes)
Aircraft carried: Room for a helicopter to land on the rear deck, but no support equipment installed

JDS Chōkai (DDG-176) is a Kongō class guided missile destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Chōkai was named for Mount Chōkai.

She was laid down by IHI Corporation in Tokyo on May 29, 1995, launched on August 27, 1996; and commissioned on March 20, 1998.

Service[]

This ship was one of several in the JMSDF fleet participating in disaster relief after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[1]

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