Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force commissions Taigei class submarine Hakugei

According to a tweet published by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on October 14, 2021, the JMSDF held the ship commissioning ceremony of the second Taigei-class submarine Hakugei at Kobe Works, Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Ceremony of Taigei-class submarine Hakugei at Kobe Works (Picture source: Twitter account of the JMSDF)

The Taigei-class submarines (29SS) are a new class of Diesel/Electric attack submarines developed for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). It's the successor to the Sōryū-class submarine.

The design of the Taigei-Class submarine is very similar to the Sōryū-class submarine, but it will be 100 tons heavier than its predecessor. The Taigei will be the first in the new Taigei class category following by the Oyashio and Soryu.

The Taigei-Class submarine has a length of 84,0 m, a beam of 9.1 m, and a draught of 10.4m. It has a displacement of 3,000 tons. This new submarine is powered by Diesel/Electric propulsion using Lithium-Ion batteries. The armament consists of six HU-606 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes able to launch Type 89 torpedo and Harpoon anti-ship missiles.