Haze Gray Mystery Picture #144 Answer


Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the Japanese training ship Kashima (TV 3508).

Japan is unusual among modern navies in constructing training ships of frigate-like size. The uniquely-designed Kashima was completed in 1995 and is currently Japan's only purpose-built training ship. The masts in the background belong two former destroyers redesignated as training ships - another unusual JMSDF practice. The Japanese training squadron is seen during a port visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2002.

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