Open Day: KASHIMA - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Training Squadron vessel visits London
July 29, 2016
KASHIMA, one of the Training Squadron vessels of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will make a port call in London and will stay by the HMS Belfast in the River Thames from Sunday 31 July to Wednesday 3 August, 2016. It is currently undertaking an ocean voyage training programme along with other vessels across the globe, which began on 20 May and runs until 4 November.
This is the very first time that the JMSDF training vessel will visit London via the Thames. On Sunday 31 July, Tower Bridge will be raised at 13:00 on the arrival of KASHIMA. The vessel will then be moored alongside the HMS Belfast at 13:15.
KASHIMA will hold an Open Day for the public on Tuesday 2 August, 2016. Details are as follows:
1 Date and Time: Tuesday 2 August
AM: 10:00 to 12:00 (last admission: 11:30)
PM: 13:00 to 16:00 (last admission: 15:30)
2 Venue: HMS Belfast (The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2JH)
Nearest Tube Station：London Bridge (2 min walk) or Tower Hill (10 min walk)
3 Admission Fee: Adult £16，Child (Age 5 to 15) £8
(KASHIMA is only accessible via HMS Belfast with above admission fee.)