JDS Kashima (TV-3508)

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JDS Kashima in July 2008
Career (Japam)
Ordered: 1992
Builder: Maizuru Naval Arsenal
Laid down: 1993-04-20
Launched: 1994-02-23
Commissioned: 1995-01-26
Homeport: Kure
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Kashima class training vessel
Displacement: 4,050 tons full load displacement
Length: 143 m
Beam: 18.0 m
Draft: 4.6 m
Propulsion: COGAG, 2 x Mitsubishi S16U-MTK diesel, 2 x Rolls-Royce Spey SM1C gas turbines; 27,000 hp
Speed: 25 knots
Complement: 360

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".[1]


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