The Azusa-class patrol vessels are a class of small patrol vessel in service in the Japanese People's Naval Self-Defense Force from the mid-2000s onwards.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Patrol Vessel
  • Service Period: 2006-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 110 feet (33.53 meters)
    • Beam: 28 feet (8.53 meters)
    • Draught: 7 feet (2.13 meters)
    • Displacement: 232 tons
  • Crew: 4-24
  • Propulsion: 2 x Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines, 2,500 hp each at 1,600 rpm
  • Range: 660 nautical miles (1,222.3 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 1 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine gun

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • JPS Azusa
  • JPS Enoki
  • JPS Chigusa
  • JPS Yomogi
  • JPS Tobiume
  • JPS Madake
  • JPS Shiraume
  • JPS Akane
  • JPS Wakakusa
  • JPS Natsugusa
  • JPS Akikusa
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