Yaeshio Submarine Delivered
Mar. 09, 2006
Tokyo, March 9, 2006 – Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation today held a ceremony marking the delivery of the Yaeshio submarine to the Japan Defense Agency (JDA) at its Kobe Shipyard’s Nishihama Quay. The ceremony was attended by a delegation of top JDA officials.
The 82 m long submarine is the ninth Oyashio model submarine built by Kawasaki Shipbuilding, and the 22nd built after World War II. Its cigar-shaped hull allows superior submerged operations and propulsion performance. Other features include high tensile steel on the hull, a variety of automated systems, improved surveillance capabilities using high-performance sonar, increased stealth capabilities and enhanced safety measures.