The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned a new submarine rescue ship, JS Chiyoda (ASR-404), on 20 March.
JS Chiyoda replaced its identically named predecessor which was decommissioned on the same day.
The vessel has been built by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES).
According to specifications provided by MES, the vessel has a speed of 20 kt, displacement of 5,600 tonnes , beam of 20 m and a draught of 5.2 m. The ship is powered by two diesel engines, each of which generates 19,500hp
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