Fujiwara National Naval Corps
The Fujiwara National Naval Corps (Japanese: 藤原全国海軍隊 Fujiwarazenkoku Kaigun-tai) is the Fujiwara National Army' naval division. It was used known to everyone, allies, local officials or citizens alike as the Fujiwara Maritime Defense Force, but the FMDF designation was requested to the new standard by the new Ministry Cabinet
It is officially known as the Fujiwarazenkoku Kaigun-tai (Japanese: 藤原全国海軍隊) in Fujiwaran documents. However, it is locally referred to the Zenkoku Kaigun-tai. In English documents, it is known as the Fujiwara National Naval Corps, and is the international standard designation for the said division. Any call for it, the old designation FMDF or the Fujiwara Maritime Defense Forces, are not valid.
The Zenkoku Kaigun-tai operates a number of ships, as its standards are to protect any allied asset or any Fujiwara asset in North and South Osea or anywhere in the world. At present, it is undergoing revitalization and modernization as it plans to add new ships into the navy. The merging of it with the Zen Hao Naval Division has added new powerful ships in the Zenkoku Kaigun-tai.
The navy traces its history back to the earlier warlord eras of Fujito- more notably the Imperial Oracle Navy (Japanese: だいしんたくていこくかいぐん Dai Shintaku Teikoku Kaigun), during the time which the Fujito Clan controlled the Shiraishōwa waters. When Fujito turned into Fujiwara Clan from the in-fighting, it was superseded by the Imperial Fujiwara Navy. At its peak, the Armada had an entire fleet to extend the Fujiwara influence over the entire warring lands, but not for long. When Fujiwara Junpei was finally born during the rule of the Fujiwara Shinji Maru Za tō amari muttsu, the Armada was near modernization when it had to be redesignated once again to the Fujiwarazenkoku Kaigun-tai. As the reunification process kicked in, the government sped up the modernization rate of the Navy.
The default designation of all FNNC ships are Fujiwara National Ship (FNS).
Kongō-class fast battleship
The Kongō-class fast-battleships are a class of three fast battleships built and commissioned by the Imperial Fujiwara Navy around 1920 and 1930 to serve as the capital ships of the Fujiwaran fleet alongside their newly developed carriers. Three were completed, Kongō, Haruna and Kirishima, at least 7 more were planned to be built, but never came to plan because of the Shufuku Tsunami that affected the economy in 1935. Being the first biggest Fujiwaran naval vessel ever laid during the time, the class was first designated to be a battlecruiser, but was reclassified after the cancellation of the rest of the class into a battleship.
Throughout the service years of the Kongō-class battleships, they were first used to engage the Warlord Zen Hao assets near Ryuna Islands, but were often threatened by the Prism IV nuclear submarine that are armed with nuclear ballistic torpedoes, opting the Fujiwaran Navy to put nuclear shells in the battleships as well. During a tsunami in 1949, Kirishima was sunk after it collided with a submarine, two cruisers and a transport ship while docked off Tokaido Ports, being hit by an armed anti-ship missiles and a highly explosive cargo from the Hyukushin-Maru cargo ship and the submarine, the entire squeezed ships exploded later after the tide subsided, the remaining two battleships were out in coastal missions, but the new government requested the reconstruction of the Kirishima shortly after the tsunami but the economic crisis doesn't instead have them cancelled.
Despite the Fujiwara lacking firepower during the Rogue Warlord Zen Hao, the battleships stayed in service. During the Shinano War for Indepedent Land in 1966, the two battleships were deployed to shell the Shinano Region, and most famously, the revolution in Ryuna Islands in 1943, Another operation in which the Kongō-class battleships participated was the breach of national sea zones in 1989, utilizing newly designed incendiary shells against the pirates, and to escort the fleet. These operations proved the worth of the battleships despite of how old they are.
The first Kongō-class battleship to be commissioned among the 10 planned ones was, of course, Kongō. She was built 2nd January 1934, launched September the next year, and had to wait until 11 October 1935 to be commissioned along with her sister ships, the Haruna and Kirishima which was launched in 4 October. Upon commissioning, the Kongō was tasked to patrol around Tokaido Bay for naval excercise nearby. On 5th December 1944, almost 9 years after the commissioning ceremony with her sister ships, she encountered the Prism IV, the Zen Hao submarine during the Ryuna Islands Crisis. The captain of Kongō at that time was Takenaka Narumi.
Kongō was also used to ferry Commander of the Navy Ouchi Nareba to the Zen Hao Ryuna Islands, in hopes of negotiating with diplomacy. After it didn't succeed, the battleship fled immediately. During the middle of the Ryuna Islands Crisis, Kongō was dispatched from Tokaido to destroy Warlord Zen Hao headquarters. The seperatists anticipated this; thus making them use the Ryuna Air Base installation, a few stolen aircraft carriers, and Prism IV. This battle was known as Battle Of Sumo, on the morning of December 5th, 1944. The battleship was met with A6MA2 Fighter Bombers and B5N1 Torpedo aircraft by the Seperatists, which all fired guns, dropped bombs and torpedo that dealt several damage and. Two critical hits were done by one of the carrier-based fighters, bombs destroyed her mast tower and damaged several secondaries, after one of torpedoes hit the port side of Kongō At 3:44 P.M., Kongō fired all of her almost-crippled guns at what seems to be the aircraft carrier group. All shots missed, and much to their horror, the Prism IV surfaced. As the battleship's speed decreased slowly, the Prism IV fired an HE ballistic missile which severely struck the Kongō, blowing up her stern guns and crippling her more. The battleship survived when the reinforcement fleet came into sight, Kongō was towed back to Tokaido with help of FNS Kagerou while her sister ships escorts by her sides during the war, Kongō was undergoing repairs upon request of Fujiwara Tochi Leader, equipping her with more modernized weaponry.
The second Kongō-class battleship that was commissioned is the Haruna. She was built 4th January 1934, launched 9 December the following year, and, again, had to wait for 11 September 1935 to be commissioned with her sister ships. Kirishima. they were quickly instructed to patrol Tokaido Bay for naval excercises. During the civil war, however, she didn't see much action against the Seperatists other than escort missions.
The last member of the class that was commissioned is Kirishima. She was built 5 August 1934, launched and commissioned 11 September along with her sister ships. Like the rest of her sisters, Kirishima was forced to patrol Tokaido Bay for naval excercises. And during the civil war, she was put in a reserve fleet, Immediately however, she was sunk by a naval disaster.
Zuihō-class aircraft carrier
The Zuihō-class aircraft carriers are a class of five aircraft carriers that are being built and commissioned by the Fujiwara National Naval Corps. The class is to replace the Hōshō-class aircraft carriers from the designation of the navy's main capital ships. One, notably the lead, FNS Zuihō, has been completed along with her sister FNS Shōhō, FNS Ryuhō, FNS Taihō and 1 other more are being built. As of present, FNS Zuihō is the only first constructed ship of the class, and has been designated flagship of the entire navy upon her commissioning while her sister's becoming flagship of their own designated fleet.
The Zuihō-class exhibits a huge change in design of Fujiwara carriers, notably being the larger size and length. The origin of the carrier class was during 1931, when plans of a new aircraft carrier of the Fujiwara National Naval Corps came to Fujiwara Clan attention. This class was considerably larger than any other design of other Fujiwara carriers. These plans were brought into action a decade earlier, after the FNNC wanted mass deployment of all seaborne aircraft. Instead of building more Hōshō-class aircraft carriers, the Zuihō-class aircraft carrier was chosen by maritime experts.
The first ship in the class is the lead, FNS Zuihō. She was laid down somewhere in 2010, as part of the unveiling of the plan. As the plan went negotiations, Zuihō went under construction still, and the Clan requested it would be done in secrecy. A year after, when the plan was finally brought into action, Zuihō was launched, and was finished months later, then commissioned somewhere in 2011. Now officially in service, it is being currently tested under the Fujiwara National Naval Corps stead, with cooperation of the Fujiwara National Air Service. It was also declared flagship of the Navy upon her commissioning.
The second ship of the Zuihō-class that is being finished is FNS Shōhō. As of now, plans for the next carrier, Kyohō, is being negotiated in the current new Fujiwara Military Cabinet board, but the Clan Leader has declared only 1 more shall be built.
for now, 4 out of 5 built have finished construction, 3 Carriers are expected to be commisioned later.
The Peking class was a class of fifteen large cruisers ordered during Ryuna Islands Crisis for the Fujiwara National Naval Corps. They were officially classed as large cruisers (CB), but others have regarded them as battlecruisers. They were all named after territories or native areas of Fujiwara Tochi, signifying their intermediate status between larger battleships and smaller heavy and light cruisers. Of the eighteen planned, fifteen were completed, the fifteenth construction was suspended on 16 April 1962, and the last three were cancelled. FNS Peking, FNS Nagiyama, FNS Miyozaki, FNS Ebihara, FNS Xiao Ming, FNS Erhuang and FNS Chizu served with the FNNC for the duration of Ryuna Islands and the aftermath as bombardment ships and fast carrier escorts. They were decommissioned in 2001 after 10 ships were sunk in service, respectively.
The idea for a large cruiser class originated in the early 1940s when the FNNC sought to counter the growing numbers of Ryuna Island Waketake-class "pocket battleships" being launched. Planning for ships that eventually evolved into the Peking-class began in the late 1940s after the deployment of Prism IV Submarine and Hyuga-class battlecruisers by Ryuna Warlords, constructing a new battlecruiser class. To serve as "cruiser-killers" capable of seeking out and destroying these post-treaty heavy cruisers and battleships
Of the fifteen Peking-class battlecruisers that were planned, only seven were laid down. The first two, Peking and Sato, were completed by the Chizu-Miyozaki Steel and Co Shipyard. Construction of Chihara, the others were built in Tokaido Bay and the other three was suspended on 16 April 1962 when three of them was 84% complete. The last three, Feng Hui, Asheda, and Takamagahara, were delayed since all available materials and slipways were allocated to higher priority ships, such as aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines. Construction had still not begun when steel shortages and a realization that these "cruiser-killers" had no more cruisers to hunt—as the fleets of Ryuna Islands cruisers had already been defeated by aircraft and submarines. As a result, construction of the last three members of the class never began, and they were officially cancelled on 1st January 1963.
Peking, Nagiyama and Miyozaki served with the FNNC actively during the entire years of Ryuna Island Warlord Crisis. Similar to the Kongō-class fast battleships, their speed made them useful as shore bombardment ships and fast carrier escorts. Both Peking and Nagiyama protected Kongō when she was on her way to be repaired in Tokaido after being severely hit by two the seperatist bombs. Afterward, Peking supported the landings on one of the islands, while Miyozaki went to Chihara Bay to become the leader of a new task force, Attack Force 55. Miyozaki, joined by Nagiyama, four more of her sister ships, and nine destroyers, led the task force into the Eastern Ryuna Islands and around the area to conduct raids upon shipping, the Task Force suddenly run across a Ryuna Battlecruiser Fleet, outnumbering them by 1 to 4, 7 Destroyers were sunk quickly by the broadside effect of the enemy battlecruisers while losing 3 of them in the process too. Ordering a retreat, Nagiyama stern guns exploded while providing fire cover, severely cutting the speed by half, Ebihara (one of the sister ships) turned around to provide cover to the damaged Nagiyama, both were left behind quickly as they were riddled by shells, eventually sinking at the same day, Xiao Ming, Erhuang and 2 of the sister ships survived the battle as they begins making their way towards the Tokaido Bay to be repaired.
In 13 September 1955 Xiao Ming and Erhuang were tasked with Haruna to launch a bombardment to the naval stronghold of Ryuna Islands, by 5:55 AM. They arrived and begins to bombard the shores, greeted by A6MA2 Fighters and B5N1, the two battlecruisers provided anti air cover with the cost of helping Haruna, Erhuang was hit with a torpedo by one of the B5N1, unable to control the flooding with the pressure of air attacks, the captain ordered abandoning the ship, Erhuang capsized under 40 minutes, 766 crews were saved by Haruna before initiating retreat. Luck didn't reach them as Prism IV emerges and launching HE Ballistic Torpedoes toward Xiao Ming and Haruna. Xiao Ming Citadel were crippled and she begins to sink as she loses speed, Haruna had to flee the scene to not have the same fate with the two. By the end of the war, the only remaining (Peking and Chizu) had become celebrated within the fleet as excellent carrier escorts. During the war, both ships were part of Attack Division 16 commanded by Rear Admiral Kuze Nabuki
Mogami-class helicopter carrier
The Mogami's were first being commissioned in March 1990. The Mogami-class will replace the Mutsuki-class helicopter destroyers, The specifications of the Mogami class are comparable to light aircraft carriers. Under the FNNC naming conventions, the ships are called Goei-kan (護衛艦, lit. escort ship) in Nihongo and destroyer in English, as same as all the other combatant ships of FNNC. During development, Mogami, Tarawa, Hina and Setsuma were provisionally named "10 DDH", "17 DDH" "21 DDH" respectively, meanwhile Hina was nameless. The numbers derived from the calendar where the namesake happened, specifically the 16th year and 18th year of the Unification reign (1670 and 1770), when the provisional name were given.
The Mogami are primarily anti-submarine warfare carriers operating anti-submarine helicopters. They also have enhanced command-and-control capabilities to serve as flagships. During peacetime, Mogami and Miyagi-class ships could operate together to conduct military operations other than war, peacekeeping and relief operations.
Construction of the first ship, FNS Mogami, was started in 1989 and it was launched on 21st June 1990. The second was launched and named FNS Tarawa on the same date, meanwhile Setsuma was launched on 1st October 1995 due to an earthquake hitting Tokaido Bay, Hina was severely damaged during her construction and was left in port for a decade. Setsuma meanwhile was repaired and set sail in 1st January 2000.
Miyagi-class guided missile destroyer
The Fujiwarazenkoku Kaigun-tai (FNNC) began construction of the Aegis-equipped Miyokaze class from 1988. And in 2002 and 2003, a modified version, Ibaraki class, was also added for its fleet.
However, it was still necessary to build twenty more Aegis-equipped destroyers to replace Miyokaze and several Ibaraki class, the best and last survivor of Tartar-equipped destroyers. The construction of these twenty Aegis-equipped destroyers was included in the National Military Development Program Guidelines for 2010 and beyond. The first ship, FNS Miyagi, was built in the 2011 budget.
While it shares the same design characteristics as the Atago class, the Miyagi class possesses a larger hull to install a hybrid-electric propulsion system.
The Miyagi-class features the newer Aegis Weapon System (AWS), compared with the Ibaraki class using the older system. With this system, these destroyers are equipped with the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system. This will allow the ship to share surveillance or targeting information between other CEC equipped assets, whether that be from ships from the Allies or Mobile Naval Base or from an AWACS. In addition to the AWS, they are also equipped with an Aegis system; they are the first FNNC Aegis vessels to be capable of ballistic missile defense (BMD) from the time of its commissioning, however FNS Miyagi and her sisters haven't seen any action since her commissioning, tasked with patrolling the EEZ and Escorting Important Cargos, news about her other two ships are limited, mostly were refitted to equip a new laser-point defense system.
First Batch: FNS Miyagi; Laid Down: 23 March 2010; Along with Aoso, Atago, Furukawa and Futahashira, Launched in 4th February 2011
Second Batch: FNS Ōsaki, Laid Down 5th August 2010; Along with Hayama, Kamo, Kashima, Kifuso, Kumano, Myojin and Ohtakayama, Launched 5th February 2011
Third Batch: FNS Ohkuni, Laid Down 6th May 2012; Along with, Sendai, Shiogama, Shirahige, Sumiyoshi, Tsubonuma and Usa, Launched 2nd December 2013 due to Shirogane Earthquake
Last Batch: FNS Washikura and Yakurai were heavily damaged in 2012 Earthquake, laid hull was scrapped, Yakurai was finished on 2nd December 2013 while Washikura is under remodification
Amatsukaze-class guided missile destroyer
The Fujiwarazenkoku Kaigun-tai (FNNC) began construction of the Tartar Guided Missile Fire Control System weapon system on the basis of Miyokaze class from 1988.
However, the Tartar system turned out to be larger than expected, so Amatsukaze's design was altered completely, with an enlarged hull and with a shelter-deck design based on that of the Miyokaze-class and uprated steam turbines. The construction of these fourty Tartar-equipped destroyers was included in the National Military Development Program Guidelines for 1985 and beyond. The first ship, FNS Amatsukaze, was built in the 1986 budget.
The Amatsukaze-class features the newer Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system. This will allow the ship to share surveillance or targeting information between other CEC equipped assets, whether that be from ships from the Allies or Mobile Naval Base or from an AWACS.
However, much of FNNC ships during the 1990's, FNS Amatsukaze and her sisters haven't seen any action since her commissioning, tasked with patrolling the EEZ and Escorting Important Cargos.
First Batch: FNS Amatsukaze; Laid Down: 19th March 1986; Along with Hatakaze, Shimakaze, Hatsukaze, Yukikaze, Tokitsukaze, Urakaze, Isokaze and Hamakaze, Launched in 4th October 1986
Second Batch: FNS Tanikaze, Laid Down 7th May 1986; Along with Nowakaze, Arakikaze, Maikaze, Akikaze, Harekaze, Kawakaze, Uwakaze Minekaze, Sawakaze and Okikaze, Launched 1st January 1987
Third Batch: FNS Nadakaze, Laid Down 5th January 1987; Along with Yukaze, Hokaze, Nokaze, Namikaze, Numakaze, Kamikaze, Harukaze, Hatakaze, Suzukaze, Umikaze, Mikakaze, Launched 31st October 1987
Fourth Batch: FNS Yokaze, Laid Down 4th April 1988; Along with Murakaze and Asakaze, Launched 5th August 1988
Last Batch: FNS Odachi were heavily damaged in 1989 Earthquake, Home Port caught on fire, Odachi Construction was halted for several months and continued until commisioning on 2nd December 1999
On December 12, 1997, The House of Defence’s Fujiwarazenkoku kaigun-tai Staff Office, revealed that seven of the service’s 82m Tenryū-class submarines to the public, all of which have a surface displacement of 2,800 tonnes – have already completed service-life extension work to date. The seven boats have received extensive refits during their second and third maintenance cycles, which have been planned to bring the vessels to “almost the same level of that of the latest foreign submarine", while also extending their service lives to 2025
It is Fujiwara first air-independent propulsion submarine. From Tenryū to Banryū are fitted with engines license-built by Minagawa Heavy Industries, allowing them to stay submerged for longer periods of time. Furthermore, Tenryū is the world's first lithium-ion battery submarine. Kūchūryū was converted into a training submarine in 2005 meanwhile Setchiryū converted into a Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN)
First Batch: FNS Tenryū, Laid Down: 27 April 1994; Along with Tairyū and Makiryū, Launched in 4th February 1995
Second Batch: FNS Isoryū, Laid Down 5th June 1994; Along with Kuroryū and Takaryū, Launched 4th February 1995
Last Batch: FNS Banryū, Laid Down 6th September 1995; Along with Setchiryū and Kūchūryū Launched 17th June 1996
Hiragane-class guided-missile cruisers are multi-role warships. Their VLS can launch cruise missiles to strike strategic or tactical targets, or fire long-range antiaircraft Standard missiles for defense against aircraft or anti-ship missiles. Their helicopters and sonar systems allow them to perform antisubmarine missions. Hiragane-class ships are designed to be elements of carrier battle groups or amphibious ready groups, as well as performing missions such as interdiction or escort. With upgrades to their phased radar systems and their associated missile payloads as part of the ABMDS, ships of this class have, in successive tests, repeatedly demonstrated their proficiency as mobile anti-ballistic missile and anti-satellite weaponry platforms.
First Batch: FNS Hiragane; Laid Down: 8th February 1970; Along with Fushimi, Hirano, Imamiya, Iwashimizu, Kii and Kitano, Launched in 4th October 1970
Second Batch: FNS Futsuno, Laid Down 17th December 1970; Along with Matsuno, Inagō, Yasaka, Yoshida, Keika, Mioya and Egara, Launched 21st April 1971
Third Batch: FNS Kaga, Laid Down 3rd September 1972; Along with, Ooyama, Ise, Tsushima, Kibune, Kitano and Kono, Launched 2nd July 1973
Last Batch: FNS Kasuga, Kumano and Yu were heavily retrofitted in 1977 to fit modernization progress, laid hull was modified to withstand more beating, Kasuga was finished on 2nd December 1981 while Yu and Kumano is launched 3 weeks after