Last additions - JMSDF 1st Service School 海上自衛隊第1術科学校
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A few islands in the Seto Inland Sea on the way to Kure. In Kure, we visited the Yamato Museum.Jan 14, 2013
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On the way to Kure.Jan 14, 2013
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Kure is a short boat ride from Etajima.Jan 14, 2013
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Kure across the Inland Sea.Jan 14, 2013
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Inside our boat to Kure from Etajima.Jan 14, 2013
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Leaving Koyo Port, Etajima.Jan 14, 2013
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Our boat for Kure from Etajima island.Jan 14, 2013
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Koyo Port on Etajima, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Back at Koyo Port to board this boat for Kure, across the Seto Inland Sea.Jan 14, 2013
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Etajima Club exhibition room.Jan 14, 2013
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Models of navy warships.Jan 14, 2013
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Japanese navy rising sun flagJan 14, 2013
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Last stop on the tour was the Etajima Club where there is a gift shop, restaurant, and this small museum on the 2nd floor.Jan 14, 2013
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Projectile used in Japan-China War in 1894.Jan 14, 2013
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A projectile used by battleship Yamato during WWⅡ.Jan 14, 2013
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Behind the midget sub used in Pearl Harbor, another different type of midget sub is displayed.Jan 14, 2013
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About this midget sub: Length: 23.9 meters, Weight: 46 tons, Inner diameter: 1.85 meter, Underwater speed: 19 knots (600 horsepower)Jan 14, 2013
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This midget sub was transported by boat from Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka (Kanagawa Pref.), then to Etajima in 1961.Jan 14, 2013
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They eventually found all five subs (the fifth one was finally found in 2009) used at Pearl Harbor. Two of them are on display. One of them is here and the other is at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.Jan 14, 2013
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Midget sub's rudder and propeller.Jan 14, 2013
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Midget sub's conning tower and periscope. The sub had only two crew members.Jan 14, 2013
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It was subsequently salvaged and restored for display at Etajima in 1962. The front part of the sub was severed, so the front part was reconstructed by a Kure shipbuilder for this display.Jan 14, 2013
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The midget sub displayed here was found in 1960 off Keehi Lagoon east of Pearl Harbor's entrance. The sub had been damaged by a depth charge attack and abandoned by its crew before it could fire its torpedoes.Jan 14, 2013
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Torpedo bay of midget submarine used in Pearl Harbor attack.Jan 14, 2013
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One of the five midget submarines used in the Pearl Harbor attack. On display at the Naval History Museum on Etajima island, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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The Naval History Museum on Etajima has this outdoor display of one of the five midget submarines used in the Pearl Harbor attack.Jan 14, 2013
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Naval History Museum on Etajima. Built in 1936, the museum is substantial with detailed exhibits tracing Japan's naval history (including the Pearl Harbor attack). Jan 14, 2013
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TorpedoesJan 14, 2013
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Projectile of a "Mutsu" class battleship.Jan 14, 2013
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Gun turretsJan 14, 2013
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The Gun turret was a part of the main gunnery system of Battleship Mutsu and was transferred to Imperial Naval Academy for use as a study aide in 1935.Jan 14, 2013
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Battleship gun, life-size.Jan 14, 2013
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Training boatsJan 14, 2013
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Training boatsJan 14, 2013
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Front Pier. This is considered the school's front gate instead of the gate on land. Officer Candidate School graduates are sent off here by school staff and a military band and transferred to a training fleet anchored offshore in Etauchi inlet.Jan 14, 2013
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Students' Hall west wing. We weren't allowed to enter this building. The Academy also has female students, but after graduating they do not serve on navy ships. They work only on land.Jan 14, 2013
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Students' Hall west wing. Built in 1938, it is used as the main students’ hall of the First Service School.Jan 14, 2013
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Built in 1893 and used for classrooms and living quarters for students. Today, it is part of the Officer Candidate School and used as classrooms and students' living quarters. Etajima, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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The academy's most distinctive building is this Students’ Hall dubbed the "Red Brick Building." We weren't allowed to go inside. Etajima, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Stand for gatherings.Jan 14, 2013
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The academy's pine tree trunks grow straight up. They say that even the pine trees stand at attention at the school.Jan 14, 2013
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The lights look like a ship's wheel on the ceiling of the Ceremonial Hall.Jan 14, 2013
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Ceremonial HallJan 14, 2013
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Stage inside the Ceremonial Hall.Jan 14, 2013
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Inside the Ceremonial Hall. It can fit 2,000 people.Jan 14, 2013
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Ceremonial Hall. Built in 1917 and designed for holding ceremonies and moral education. One of the few buildings which we could enter. Etajima, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Two Naval Academy students served as our tour guide.Jan 14, 2013
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You cannot tour the Naval Academy on your own. You have to join the guided tour. There is a dress code: No miniskirts or provocative clothing by women.Jan 14, 2013
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Map of the Naval Academy or Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force First Service School (海上自衛隊第1術科学校).Jan 14, 2013
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The Naval Academy conducts free guided tours of the school 3 or 4 times a day. The tour takes you around the campus and allows you to enter a few of the imposing buildings.Jan 14, 2013
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Reservations are not required, but you have to get there and sign up 5 min. before the 90-min. tour starts.Jan 14, 2013
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Entrance to the Naval Academy on Etajima.Jan 14, 2013
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From Koyo Port, take a bus for a 5-min. ride to the Naval Academy. Or take a taxi if a bus is not available.Jan 14, 2013
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Etajima's Koyo Port. Jan 14, 2013
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Approaching Etajima's Koyo Port. Jan 14, 2013
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Shipbuilding on Etajima, Hiroshima.Jan 14, 2013
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Etajima also has shipbuilding facilities.Jan 14, 2013
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Etajima island in view.Jan 14, 2013
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Leaving Hiroshima Port for Etajima island. This is a cargo ship for vehicles called Genuine Ace.Jan 14, 2013
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Boat for Etajima island, a short boat ride from Hiroshima Port. Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Port.Jan 14, 2013
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Boat for Etajima island. From Hiroshima Port, it takes about 25 min. to Etajima's Koyo Port, closest to the Naval Academy.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Port.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Port as seen from a dock.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Port.Jan 14, 2013
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Hiroshima Port.Jan 14, 2013
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From Hiroshima Station, it takes about 35 min. to Hiroshima Port via streetcar.Jan 14, 2013
     
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