The Amami-class minesweepers are a class of mine warfare vessel in service in the Japanese People's Naval Self-Defense Force from the mid-1990s onwards.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Minesweeper
  • Service Period: 1996-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 185 feet (56.39 meters)
    • Beam: 38 feet (11.58 meters)
    • Draught: 11 feet 3 inches (3.43 meters)
    • Displacement: 1,023 tons
  • Crew: 47
  • Propulsion: 4 x diesel engines, 2 x electric motors, 2 x Z-drive azimuth thrusters
  • Range: 5,000 nautical miles (9,260 kilometers)
  • Speed: 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Surface Search Radar
    • Navigation Radar
    • Towed high-frequency sidescan sonar
    • Remote-control Mine Hunting System (RMHS)
    • Magnetic degaussing system
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Bofors 40mm/60-caliber Mk.5C cannon
    • 2 x Browning M2 12.7mm machine guns

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • JPS Amami
  • JPS Sakito
  • JPS Ukuru
  • JPS Hiburi
  • JPS Takane
  • JPS Inagi
  • JPS Kunashiri
  • JPS Hachijo
  • JPS Amakusa
  • JPS Wakamiya
  • JPS Nomi
  • JPS Yashiro
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