The Japanese Destroyer JS Shirane (DDH 143) during the ship’s visit to Fells Point located in the inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland on 19 May 2012. The ship is named after of group of three mountains located in Japan. The ship has a displacement of 5,200 tons and is 159m long with a width of 17.5m. The ship is powered by two steam turbines rated at 70,000hp giving a speed of 32 knots. This photograph is © and through the courtesy of our member Philip Sims.
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