JDS Kashima (TV-3508)
JDS Kashima in July 2008
|Builder:||Maizuru Naval Arsenal|
|Class and type:||Kashima class training vessel|
|Displacement:||4,050 tons full load displacement|
|Propulsion:||COGAG, 2 x Mitsubishi S16U-MTK diesel, 2 x Rolls-Royce Spey SM1C gas turbines; 27,000 hp|
The JDS Kashima (TV-3508) is a training ship of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).
In 2000, the Kashima was involved in a minor collision with the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 which left the QE2 with a long scratch and the Kashima with a dent. The Japanese took the incident with good humour, with a Japanese admiral who was on-board commenting "it was an honour to be kissed by the Queen Elizabeth".
- Philip Delves Broughton (2000-07-06). "QE2 collides with warship at New York". Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1347082/QE2-collides-with-warship-at-New-York.html. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
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