Japan 2017-05-01T20:47:31+00:00

Japan Self-Defense Forces has 4 helicopter carriers:

Hyuga-Class Helicopter Carrier

2 Hyūga-class helicopter destroyers – 19,000 ton (full load) anti-submarine warfare carriers with enhanced command-and-control capabilities allowing them to serve as fleet flagships.


Izumo-Class Helicopter Carrier

2 Izumo-class helicopter destroyer – 820-foot-long (250 m), 19,500-ton (27,000 tons full load) helicopter carrier, launched August 2013 and commissioned March 2015. This is the largest military ship Japan has had since World War II

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrives at its homeport

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

EVERETT, Wash. (Dec. 10, 2017) | The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrives at its homeport, Naval Station Everett, after a six-month deployment with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, Dec. 10, [...]

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) completes first underway replenishment

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 4, 2017) |The USS Gerald R. Ford successfully completed its first underway replenishment (UNREP) on Monday. During the UNREP, supplies such as fuel, ammunition and food are sent across cables from [...]

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Fleet Activities

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) | The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returned to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka Nov. 26, aboard heavy-lift transport vessel Transshelf. Fitzgerald returned to repair two punctures in her hull [...]

Grading range targets following a weapons qualification course on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 26, 2017) | Chief Gunner's Mate Nick Ayala grades range targets following a weapons qualification course on an aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is [...]

Sailors work on the AC-2A Greyhound on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 26, 2017) | Sailors work on the propeller of an AC-2A Greyhound, assigned to the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS [...]

M240 machine gun fired from the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

INDIAN OCEAN (Nov. 21, 2017) | Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Jacob Karpinsky fires an M240 machine gun from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during a crew-served weapons shoot. Theodore [...]