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Japanese Submarine visits Pearl Harbor

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Japanese Submarine visits Pearl Harbor

Postby Tom Dougherty » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:32 pm

Japanese diesel submarine Takashio (SS 597) visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Takashio is the eighth ship in the Oyashio-class of submarines and was commissioned in 2005.
Lots of photos here:


Displacement: 2,750 tonnes (surfaced) 4,000 tonnes (submerged). Length: 81.7 m (268 ft 1 in); Beam: 8.9 m (29 ft 2 in); Draft: 7.4 m (24 ft 3 in).
Propulsion: Diesel-electric. 2 Kawasaki 12V25S diesel engines, 2 Kawasaki alternators, 2 Toshiba motors.
3,400 hp (2,500 kW) surfaced; 7,750 hp (5,780 kW) submerged.
Speed: 12 knots (surfaced), 20 knots (submerged).
Complement: 70 (10 officers).
Sensors and processing systems: Sonar: Hughes/Oki ZQQ-6 hull-mounted sonar, flank arrays, 1 towed array.
Radar: JRC ZPS 6 I-band search radar.
Armament: 6 × HU-605 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes with 20 reloads.
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