Helicopter Destroyer JDS Hyuga

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JDS Hyuga (DDH 181), left, conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during Annual Exercise 2011. Annual Exercise is a bilateral exercise intended to increase coordination and interoperability between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob I. Allison/Released)

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JDS Hyuga (DDH 181), left, conducts a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) during Annual Exercise 2011. Annual Exercise is a bilateral exercise intended to increase coordination and interoperability between the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jacob I. Allison/Released)

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  1. Looking at the 2 helos on Hyuga’s deck, one must wonder what sort of hydrocarbons are flushed through their turbines.

    1. LOL!

      As godanov above points out, this is basically aircraft carrier under a different name. The Japanese navy is not allowed to have carriers. So they have helicopter destroyers instead.

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