A 470-ft Japanase navy ship has sailed up the Thames and into London. JDS Kashima, which will be on port contact London until Wednesday afternoon, passed under Tower Bridge at 1pm and moored alongside HMS Belfast
The ship is used for training Japanese sailors and it is armed with a single Otobreda 76mm weapon and two triple 324mm torpedo pipe sets
In addition carries four saluting cannons, holds a crew of 370 cadets and is run on two Mitsubishi S16U-MTK diesel engines
The ship is a vessel for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense energy, which was formed after the Japanese Imperial Navy was abolished into the wake of World War II.
This the ship's first interface call-in London since 1902, whenever Britain and Japan forged the Anglo-Japanese Alliance.
In late autumn, Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters, tankers and convoy aircraft will go to Japan for the first-ever combined environment drill with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
The collision left a long scratch along the flank regarding the liner, and a reduction inside warship's hull nevertheless Japanese admiral took the event with good humour and stated 'it was an honour is kissed because of the Queen Elizabeth.'
The ship is a vessel of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, that was created after the Japanese Imperial Navy had been abolished in the aftermath of World War II
This the ship's very first port call-in London since 1902, when Britain and Japan forged the Anglo-Japanese Alliance