Asakaze-class destroyer

JDS Hatakaze
RDNS Asakaze docked in Inishmore
Class overview
Name: Asakaze class
Builders: Mitsuna Heavy Industries
Operators: Dayashina
Succeeded by: Yakaze class
  • (Asakaze) $560 million
  • (Hatakaze) $610 million
Built: 1983–1988
In commission: 1985–present
Planned: 6
Completed: 6
Active: 2
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Guided missile destroyer
  • (Asakaze)
  • 4,600 long tons (4,674 t) standard
  • 6,000 long tons (6,096 t) full load
  • (Hatakaze)
  • 4,650 long tons (4,725 t) standard
  • 6,050 long tons (6,147 t) full load
Length: 150 m (492 ft 2 in)
Beam: 16.4 m (53 ft 10 in)
Draft: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
Complement: 260

The Asakaze-class is a class of guided missile destroyers built for the Republic of Dayashina Navy. Six ships were built in the class; however, four have since been retired as Dayashina moves to fully standardise Suijin-equipped guided missile destroyers. It is the first of the RDN's destroyers to feature gas turbine propulsion, with Glasic-made engines. It has retroactively been fitted for a general purpose role.