Japanese Navy in 2001

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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 LST-4001 Osumi, LST-4153 Satsuma
Fleet Escort Force DD-168 Tachikaze, AOE-421 Sagami, AOE-422 Towada, AOE-423 Tokiwa, AOE-424 Hamana, ATS-4202 Kurobe, ATS-4203 Tenryu
Escort Flotilla 1 DD-143 Shirane
Escort Division 1DD-101 Murasame, DD-102 Harusame
Escort Division 5DD-107 Ikazuchi, DD-154 Amagiri, DD-158 Umigiri
Escort Division 61DD-171 Hatakaze, DD-174 Kirishima
Escort Flotilla 2 DD-144 Kurama
Escort Division 2DD-151 Asagiri, DD-152 Yamagiri, DD-157 Sawagiri
Escort Division 6DD-103 Yudachi, DD-104 Kirisame
Escort Division 62DD-170 Sawakaze, DD-173 Kongo
Escort Flotilla 3 DD-141 Haruna
Escort Division 3DD-124 Mineyuki, DD-126 Hamayuki
Escort Division 7DD-153 Yugiri, DD-155 Hamagiri, DD-156 Setogiri
Escort Division 63DD-172 Shimakaze, DD-175 Myoko
Escort Flotilla 4 DD-142 Hiei
Escort Division 4DD-105 Inazuma, DD-106 Samidare
Escort Division 8DD-130 Matsuyuki, DD-131 Setoyuki
Escort Division 64DD-169 Asakaze, DD-176 Chokai
Fleet Submarine ForceSubmarine Flotilla 1 ASR-403 Chihaya, ASU-7020 Hayase
Submarine Division 1SS-591 Michishio, SS-593 Makishio
Submarine Division 3SS-585 Hayashio, SS-586 Arashio, SS-588 Fuyushio
Submarine Division 5SS-579 Akishio, SS-583 Harushio, SS-584 Natsushio
Submarine Flotilla 2 AS-405 Chiyoda
Submarine Division 2SS-590 Oyashio, SS-592 Uzushio
Submarine Division 4SS-580 Takeshio, SS-581 Yukishio, SS-582 Sachishio
Submarine Division 6SS-578 Hamashio, SS-587 Wakashio
Training Submarine Division 1TSS-3601 Asashio, TSS-3603 Okishio
Mine Warfare Force MST-463 Uraga, MST-464 Bungo
Minesweeper Division 1MSC-678 Tobishima, MSC-679 Yugeshima, MSC-680 Nagashima
Minesweeper Division 2MSC-665 Himeshima, MSC-666 Ogishima, MSC-684 Naoshima
Minesweeper Division 3MSC-681 Sugashima, MSC-682 Notojima, MSC-683 Tsunoshima
Minesweeper Division 51MSO-301 Yaeyama, MSO-302 Tsushima, MSO-303 Hachijo
Minesweeper Division 101MCL-722 Niijima, MCL-723 Yakushima
Fleet Development and Training Command ASE-6101 Kurihama, ASE-6102 Asuka
Yokosuka District LCU-2002 LCU-2, AGB-5002 Shirase
Escort Division 21DD-122 Hatsuyuki, DD-123 Shirayuki, DD-125 Sawayuki
Minesweeper Division 41MSC-668 Yurishima, MSC-670 Awashima, MSC-671 Sakushima
Area Guard Group Yokosuka ASY-91 Hashidate
Base Facility Chichijima ASU-85 ASU-85
Kure District LSU-4171 Yura
Escort Division 22DD-129 Yamayuki, DE-225 Noshiro
Sub Area Activity HanshinMinesweeper Division 42MSC-674 Tsukishima, MSC-676 Kumejima
Sasebo District LCU-2001 LCU-1
Escort Division 23DD-127 Isoyuki, DD-128 Haruyuki, DD-132 Asayuki
Escort Division 26DE-231 Oyodo, DE-232 Sendai, DE-234 Tone
Sub Area Activity ShimonosekiMinesweeper Division 43MSC-673 Ieshima, MSC-675 Maejima, MSC-677 Makishima
Sub Area Activity OkinawaMinesweeper Division 46MSC-667 Moroshima, MSC-669 Hikoshima
Maizuru District LSU-4172 Noto
Escort Division 24DD-164 Takatsuki, DD-165 Kikuzuki
Escort Division 31DE-229 Abukuma, DE-230 Jintsu
Minesweeper Division 44MSC-662 Nuwajima, MSC-663 Etajima
Ominato District LST-4103 Nemuro
Escort Division 25DD-121 Yugumo, DE-233 Chikuma
Escort Division 27DE-226 Ishikari, DE-227 Yubari, DE-228 Yubetsu
Coastal Defense Group YoichiPatrol Guided Missile Boat Division 1PG-821 PG-1, PG-822 PG-2, PG-823 PG-3
Sub Area Activity HakodateMinesweeper Division 45MSC-660 Hahajima, MSC-664 Kamishima, MSC-672 Uwajima
Training Squadron TV-3508 Kashima
Training Division 1TV-3512 Aokumo, TV-3513 Shimayuki, TV-3514 Akigumo
Oceanographic Command ARC-482 Muroto, AGS-5102 Futami, AGS-5103 Suma, AGS-5104 Wakasa, AGS-5105 Nichinan, AOS-5201 Hibiki, AOS-5202 Harima

Ships in and out

Commissioned ships in the year

  • DD-107 Ikazuchi (14 Mar), completed (FY1996)
  • SS-593 Makishio (29 Mar), completed (FY1996)
  • MSC-684 Naoshima (16 Mar), completed (FY1997)

Reclassified ships in the year

Decommissioned ships in the year

Who's who

Key job assignment

 1 Jan6 Jan27 Mar28 Mar26 Apr1 May
Emperor of JapanEmperor Akihito
Prime MinisterMori YoshiroKoizumi Junichiro
Director General, Defense AgencySaito ToshitsuguNakatani Gen
Deputy Director General, Defense Agency Ishiba ShigeruHagiyama Kyogon
Chairman of Joint Staff CouncilGen (G) Fujinawa YujiGen (A) Takegochi Shoji
Chief of Staff, Maritime Self-Defense ForceAdm Fujita KoseiAdm Ishikawa Toru
Commander-in-chief, Self Defense FleetVAdm Hasegawa KataruVAdm Tani Katsuji


Chronology for Japanese Navy
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