JS Mochishio (SS-600)

Mochishio departing Pearl Harbor for exercise RIMPAC 2010. Note the hatches on the sail, above each of the diving planes. US Navy photo.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
2004
Launched
2006
Commissioned
2008
AD/BC
AD
History

Eleventh of the Oyashio-class diesel-electric submarines, JS Mochishio (SS-600) commissioned in 2008. Capable of 20 knots while submerged, she has six 533mm (21") tubes that can launch either Type 89 torpedoes, or Harpoon missiles. Mochishio and her crew of seventy participated in the 2010 RIMPAC multi-national fleet exercises, and conducted joint maneuvers with the US Navy in 2011.