Monday, July 11, 2016

Kon'nichiwa, irasshai (Hello and Welcome)

Come on Mom - we have to hurry to see the ships!
This week MY Mayport Navy base is hosting 3 Japanese Navy ships and today we were lucky enough to see 2 of them (the JDS Seto Yuki and the JDS Kashima) as they were leaving to do some sea trials.

The 3 ships that are visiting include two training vessels, Hatsuki-class destroyers JDS Seto Yuki (TV 3518) and JDS Kashima (TV 3508), as well as Asagiri-class destroyer JS Asagiri (DD 151). They will conduct 16 port visits in 13 different countries. The squadron is crewed by over 750 Japanese sailors and 190 newly-commissioned ensigns, and is commanded by Rear Adm. Hidetoshi Iwasaki. Since departing Tokyo May 20, the JMSDF Training Squadron has visited Pearl Harbor, San Diego, and Panama City prior to their arrival in Mayport.

JDS Seto Yuki (TV 3518)
JDS Kashima (TV 3508)


  1. Its a good job you can be there to keep an eye on their training, I'm sure they'll appreciate your expertise.
    Glad to see you out and patrolling again Reilly
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. oh wow what interesting guests :o) I still love the perspective of your photos, ship one looks like it can sail away even without water :o)

  3. Lovely ships! I love that first picture of you walking towards the water and horizon and ready for adventure.

  4. How cool! We saw some she's like this when we wee in Norfolk VA.

  5. Boy, they are a long way from home!

  6. It must be fun watching all these ships come and go!

  7. Wow! We always love to see the big ships!

  8. OMD OMD a Cultural Exchange... NAVY STYLE... THIS is grrrreat.

  9. Hari OM
    OMD what a great ship-spotting!!! (Haven't seen anything since I got back to Dunoon, 'cuz the weather has obscured the water!) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. OMD, there is never a dull moment at your Beach!!! It's so good to see you back patrolling!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Always something exciting to see at YOUR beach.

  12. Reilly I am glad you foot has finally healed. I wonder what Pearl Harbor thought seeing those destroyers pull in. Good thing it was not December 7th.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. Yous are gonna be authorities of ships!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. Reilly, you are sooooo lucky to be the Dog in Charge of such a cool beach with so many cool ships!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  15. Very cool I even showed the pictures to dad! Oh and mom learned O-HI-O is how to say hello in Japanese. Love Dolly


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