Japanese Navy in 1973

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List of active ships

Active ships at the end of the year

Pennant List (end of the year)

by organization (end of the year)

Self Defense Fleet AO-411 Hamana, ATS-4201 Azuma
Fleet Escort Force DD-161 Akizuki
Escort Flotilla 1 DD-141 Haruna, DD-163 Amatsukaze
Escort Division 8DD-104 Isonami, DD-106 Shikinami
Escort Division 22DD-116 Minegumo, DD-117 Natsugumo, DD-118 Murakumo
Escort Flotilla 2 DD-164 Takatsuki
Escort Division 1DD-165 Kikuzuki, DD-166 Mochizuki
Escort Division 21DD-113 Yamagumo, DD-114 Makigumo
Escort Division 23DD-115 Asagumo, DD-119 Aokumo
Escort Flotilla 3 DD-167 Nagatsuki
Escort Division 10DD-107 Murasame, DD-108 Yudachi, DD-109 Harusame
Escort Division 11DD-110 Takanami, DD-111 Onami, DD-112 Makinami
Escort Flotilla 4 DD-162 Teruzuki
Escort Division 9DD-103 Ayanami, DD-105 Uranami
Escort Division 35DE-218 Tokachi, DE-220 Chitose
Fleet Air ForceFleet Air Wing 21 ASH-02 ASH-2
Fleet Air Wing 31 ASH-41 ASH-41
Submarine Flotilla 1 DD-101 Harukaze, DD-184 Yugure, ASR-401 Chihaya
Submarine Division 1SS-521 Hayashio, SS-522 Wakashio, SS-523 Natsushio, SS-524 Fuyushio
Submarine Division 2SS-511 Oyashio, SS-561 Oshio, SS-565 Arashio
Submarine Division 5SS-568 Isoshio, SS-569 Narushio
Submarine Flotilla 2 ASR-402 Fushimi
Submarine Division 3SS-562 Asashio, SS-563 Harushio, SS-564 Michishio
Submarine Division 4SS-566 Uzushio, SS-567 Makishio
Minesweeper Flotilla 1 MST-462 Hayase, AMC-491 Erimo
Minesweeper Division 37MSC-617 Karato, MSC-618 Hario, MSC-622 Kudako
Minesweeper Division 38MSC-619 Mutsure, MSC-620 Chiburi, MSC-626 Urume
Minesweeper Division 41MSC-630 Takami, MSC-631 Io, MSC-634 Awaji
Minesweeper Flotilla 2 MMC-951 Soya
Minesweeper Division 33MSC-607 Sakito, MSC-608 Habushi
Minesweeper Division 36MSC-615 Koshiki, MSC-616 Hotaka, MSC-621 Otsu
Minesweeper Division 39MSC-623 Rishiri, MSC-624 Rebun, MSC-629 Katsura
Minesweeper Division 42MSC-632 Miyake, MSC-633 Utone, MSC-635 Toshi
Minesweeper Division 44MSC-606 Kanawa, MSC-638 Tashiro, MSC-639 Miyato
Landing Ship Division 1LST-4001 Osumi, LST-4002 Shimokita, LST-4003 Shiretoko
Yokosuka District LST-4101 Atsumi, AGB-5001 Fuji, ASM-71 Yuchidori
Escort Division 33DE-201 Akebono, DE-216 Ayase
Antisubmarine Division 1PC-301 Kari, PC-302 Kiji, PC-303 Taka, PC-304 Washi
Minesweeper Division 34MSC-610 Tatara, MSC-611 Tsukumi, MSC-612 Mikura
Landing Ship Division 11LCM-1010, LCM-1011, LCM-1012, LCM-1013, LCM-1020, LCM-1021, LCM-1022, LCM-1023, LCM-1024, LCU-2003, LCU-2004
Coastal Defense Group YokosukaPatrol Boat Division 1PB-922 PB-22, PB-925 PB-25, PB-926 PB-26
Kure DistrictEscort Division 7DE-202 Ikazuchi, DE-203 Inazuma
Antisubmarine Division 2PC-305 Kamome, PC-306 Tsubame, PC-307 Misago, PC-308 Hayabusa
Minesweeper Division 101MST-473 Kozu, MSB-703 MSB-3, MSB-704 MSB-4, MSB-705 MSB-5, MSB-706 MSB-6, MSB-707 MSB-7, MSB-708 MSB-8
Landing Ship Division 12LCM-1014, LCM-1015, LCM-1016, LCM-1017, LCM-1018, LCM-1019, LCM-1025, LCM-1026, LCM-1027, LCU-2006
Sub Area Activity HanshinPatrol Boat Division 2PB-919 PB-19, PB-920 PB-20, PB-921 PB-21
Sasebo District LSM-3001, LST-4102 Motobu
Escort Division 34DE-215 Chikugo, DE-217 Mikuma, DE-219 Iwase
Antisubmarine Division 3PC-313 Otori, PC-314 Kasasagi, PC-315 Hatsukari, PC-319 Shiratori
Landing Ship Division 15LCM-1028, LCM-1029, LCM-1037, LCM-1038, LCM-1039
Air Squadron OmuraASH-04 ASH-4
Coastal Defense Group SaseboPatrol Boat Division 3PB-923 PB-23, PB-924 PB-24, PB-927 PB-27
Sub Area Activity ShimonosekiMinesweeper Division 43MSC-636 Teuri, MSC-637 Murotsu
Sub Area Activity OkinawaMinesweeper Division 35MSC-613 Shikine, MSC-614 Hirado
Landing Craft Division 23LCM-1040, LCM-1041, LCM-1042
Maizuru DistrictEscort Division 31DE-211 Isuzu, DE-212 Mogami
Antisubmarine Division 4PC-311 Mizutori, PC-312 Yamadori, PC-316 Umidori, PC-320 Hiyodori
Minesweeper Division 40MSC-625 Amami, MSC-627 Minase, MSC-628 Ibuki
Landing Ship Division 14LCM-1030, LCM-1031, LCM-1032, LCM-1033, LCM-1034, LCM-1035, LCM-1036
Coastal Defense Group MaizuruPatrol Torpedo Boat Division 2PT-808 PT-8, PT-813 PT-13
Ominato District MSC-604 Kasado, ASH-06 ASH-6
Escort Division 32DE-213 Kitakami, DE-214 Oi
Antisubmarine Division 5PC-309 Umitaka, PC-310 Otaka, PC-317 Wakataka, PC-318 Kumataka
Landing Ship Division 13LCM-1001, LCM-1002, LCM-1003, LCM-1004, LCM-1005, LCM-1006, LCM-1007, LCM-1008, LCM-1009, LCU-2001, LCU-2002, LCU-2005
Coastal Defense Group YoichiPatrol Torpedo Boat Division 1PT-810 PT-10, PT-811 PT-11, PT-812 PT-12
Sub Area Activity Hakodate ASH-05 ASH-5
Training Squadron TV-3501 Katori
Training Division 1DE-262 Asahi, DE-263 Hatsuhi
Oceanographic Unit ARC-481 Tsugaru, AGS-5101 Akashi
Operational Test and Evaluation Unit DD-102 Yukikaze, DD-183 Ariake

Ships in and out

Commissioned ships in the year

Decommissioned ships in the year

Who's who

Key job assignment

 1 Jan1 Feb16 Mar29 May1 Dec
Emperor of JapanEmperor Showa
Prime MinisterTanaka Kakuei
Director General, Defense AgencyMasuhara KeikichiYamanaka Sadanori
Chairman of Joint Staff CouncilGen (G) Kinugasa HayaoGen (G) Nakamura Ryuhei
Chief of Staff, Maritime Self-Defense ForceAdm Ishida SuteoAdm Sameshima Hiroichi
Commander-in-chief, Self Defense FleetVAdm Kitamura KenichiVAdm Motomura Tetsuro


Chronology for Japanese Navy
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1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879
1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
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