Japanese Frigates

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Japanese Frigates.  Photos and history of Japanese Frigates.
Ships name Launch Date Fate

Ex-US TACOMA class frigates

Kusu

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, converted to drone target carrier 1964, Deleted 1972

Nara

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Kashi

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Momi

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Sugi

Jan 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, decommissioned 31.7.70

Matsu

Dec 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Nire

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, returned to USA 31.3.70

Kaya

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Ume

Apr 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Sakura

Apr 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Kiri

Mar 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, decommissioned 31.3.70

Tsuge

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, discarded 1968

Kaede

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, HS 31.3.68

Buna

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Keyaki

Oct 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Decommissioned 31.3.70

Tochi

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Shii

1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, returned 31.3.70

Maki

Jan 1953

Returned 28 Aug 1962, & same day transferred out right to Japanese, Deleted 1972

Ex-US CANNON class frigates

Asahi

14.6.55

Returned to USA 1975

Hatshui

14.6.55

Returned to USA 1975