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Japanese destroyer leaves port reportedly to escort U.S. warships

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Good luck and here's to a safe return.

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Japanese Destroyer... no no

Japan Aircraft Carrier, yes!

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It' oddly called a Helicopter Destroyer... (it destroys Helicopters?)...

anyway, here's the Wikipedia link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumo-class_helicopter_destroyer

For such a Defensive nation, Japan does have a lot of Offensive capability:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Maritime_Self-Defense_Force

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I love the euphemism "escort." Basically, it means floating in the water next to the more important ship in the water.

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@Joeintokyo

it means floating in the water next to the more important ship in the water.

It more or less indeed does;

a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection or as a mark of rank.

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It' oddly called a Helicopter Destroyer... (it destroys Helicopters?)...

It's purpose is to hunt and destroy submarines.

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Harden that deck and buy some F35B STOVL fighters!

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