Asahi class Destroyer Escort, JDS Asahi

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Hello! today I will be making a naval suggestion on the Asahi class destroyer escorts

Short History

JDS Asahi is actually a USN Cannon class DE formerly USS Amick, USS Amick was laid down on 30 November 1942 by the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co in Newark, N.J, and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 26 July 1943. In her USN service she didn’t really engage in combat much and was mainly in the Atlantic theater for most of the war. In November she became a member of Task Force 62 and began duty as an escort for transatlantic convoys. From November 1943 through May 1945, she completed nine round-trip voyages across the Atlantic escorting convoys the one time where her convoy was attacked and only time to see some action was on 1 August 1944, when German planes attacked the convoy in the Mediterranean off Cape Bengut, Algeria but failed to do any damage to any of the convoys or ships. In May 1945 USS Amick sailed from Boston towards the pacific theater, she completed one voyage to Okinawa and back before then sailing to Western Caroline Islands. On 15 August, while en route to Ulithi, she received word of Japan’s capitulation.She was transferred back to the Atlantic after the war. She was decommissioned on 16 May 1947. After 8 years in reserve USS Amick on 14 June 1955 she was then loaned to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force renamed to JDS Asahi where she served until 1975 and returned to the U.S navy. And not long after sold to the Philippine navy until she was finally decommissioned and scrapped in 1989 ending her long career.

In Game

In War Thunder JDS Asahi can be a decent gun boat in the coastal tree due to the various cannons she has on board from 76mm guns, Bofors and 20mm guns she can make quick work of boats and lightly armored targets and be decently protected against aircraft.



1,240 tons standard

1,620 tons full load

Length:93.3 m (306 ft)

Beam: 11 m (36 ft)

Draft: 3.5 m (11 ft) full load


4 GM Mod. 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive

6,000 shp (4,500 kW), 2 screws

Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)

Range: 10,800 nautical miles (20,000 km; 12,400 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h)


15 officers

201 enlisted men


3 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 guns (3×1)

2 × 40 mm Bofors AA guns (1x2)

8 × 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns (8×1)

3 × Torpedo tubes for 21-inch Mark 15 torpedo (1×3)

8 × depth charge projectors

1 × Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar

2 x depth charge tracks



Asahi US Cannon class destroyer escort DE japan maritime self defense force


Amick (DE-168)

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