Monday, July 8, 2013

Japanese defence force training vessels

The first of three Japanese naval training vessels arrived in Halifax yesterday. JS Kashima TV-3508 and JS Shirayuki TV-3517 anchored until this morning when they moved alongside HMC Dockyard, The third ship, JS Isoyuki is due tomorrow.

Kashima was built as a training vessel  and was commissioned in 1995.
 Shirayuki, was built as a small destroyer, DD-123 and commissioned in 1982, it was converted for training in 1982.

The ships will be open to the public during their stay in Halifax.

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