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JDS Teshio
JDS Teshio on 18 July 1980
Career (Japan)
  • Teshio
  • (てしお)
Namesake: Teshio
Ordered: 1972
Builder: Hitachi, Maizuru
Laid down: 11 July 1973
Launched: 29 May 1974
Commissioned: 10 January 1975
Decommissioned: 27 June 2000
  • Yokosuka
Identification: Pennant number: DE-222
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class & type: Chikugo-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,700–1,800 long tons (1,727–1,829 t) full load
Length: 93.0 m (305 ft 1 in)
Beam: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Depth: 7.0 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • CODAD propulsion system
  • 2 × shafts,
  • 4 × diesel engines (16,000 hp, 12,000 kW)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 165
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • TDS-1 Target Designation System
  • OPS-14 2D air search radar
  • OPS-17 surface search radar
  • FCS-1B gun FCS
  • OQS-3A bow sonar
  • SQS-35(J) VDS
  • SFCS-4 Underwater Battery FCS
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

JDS Teshio (DE-222) was the eighth ship of the Chikugo-class destroyer escorts of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Development and design

The Chikugo class was designed as the modified variant of the Isuzu class, the preceding destroyer escort class. The main anti-submarine (ASW) weapon was changed from the M/50 375 mm (14.8 in) ASW rocket launcher to the ASROC anti-submarine missile. The octuple launcher for ASROC was stationed at the mid-deck, and the entire ship design was prescribed by this stationing.[1][1]

Construction and career

Teshio was laid down on 11 July 1973 at Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Maizuru and launched on 29 May 1974. The vessel was commissioned on 10 January 1975 into the 33th Escort Corps of the Yokosuka District Force. On April 13, 1999, the 33rd Escort Corps was abolished and transferred to the 21st Escort Corps of the Yokosuka District Force. Removed from the register on June 27, 2000. The total itinerary during commissioning reached about 430,000 nautical miles and about 20 laps of the earth.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Abe, Yasuo (May 2003). "Looking back on Chikugo class escort vessels" (in Japanese). Kaijinn-sha. pp. 92–97. 
  2. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". Maritime Self-Defense Force Newspaper. July 21, 2000. p. 4. 

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