No.664 2006/10
JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYERS

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FRENCH NEW DDG FORBIN ON SEA TRIALS

COLOR PICTORIALS HIGHLIGHT OF RIMAPC 2006 EXERCISE
GEORGE H.W. BUSH CVN-77 TAKES AN ISLAND
NEW SS SETOSHIO STARTS SEA TRIALS
NEW ZEALAND WARSHIPS VISIT TOKYO
ARTIST'S IMPRESSIONS OF AUSTRALIAN FIRST AEGIS DESTROYER
NEW FRENCH DDG FORBIN COMMENCES SEA TRIALS
TRAINING CRUISE 2006 OF THE JMSDF REPORT 3
REPORT ON BOARD : MAIDEN VOYAGE OF MSC MUSICA
VISITING EUROPEAN HARBORS BY MS NIPPON MARU 3
THE LARGEST ITALIAN CRUISE SHIP COSTA CONCORDIA COMPLETED ON 30 JUNE
PRINCESS’ CROWN PRINCESS MAKES HER DEBUT ON 14 JUNE
NEWS FLSH
JAPNAESE BRAND-NEW NERCHANT SHIPS

B/W PICTORIALS "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYERS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY
COMPETITORS OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYERS
DETAILS OF U.S. EXPERIMENTAL LITTORAL SURFACE CRAFT SEA FIGHTER FSF-1
U.S. AMPHIBIOUS VESSELS DISPATCHED FOR EVACUATION FROM LEBANON
MIDSUMMER MARITIME EVENTS IN 2006
JAPANESE WARSHIPS IN RETROSPECT : SECOND CLASS CRUISER TAKACHIHO WITH FUNNEL BAND, 1903
ITALIAN BATTLESHIP DANTE ALIGHIERI 1913-1928
JAPANESE PASSENGER SHIPS IN RETROSPECT : ORYOKU MARU 1937-44
JAPANESE CARGO SHIPS IN RETROSPECT : HYOGO MARU 1935-1961 / MISIMA MARU 1939-1984?


ARTICLES SIGNIFICANCE OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER IN WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION HISTORY...by Tsutomu Nakagawa
RIVALS OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER : PORTER / SOMERS CLASSES (U.S.A.)
RIVALS OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER : TRIBAL CLASS (U.K.)
RIVALS OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER : LEBERECHT MAASS CLASS (GERMANY)
RIVALS OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER : CHACAL / LE FANTASQUE CLASSES (FRANCE)
RIVALS OF JAPANESE "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER : NAVIGATORI CLASS (ITALY)
SUCCESSORS OF "SPECIAL TYPE" DESTROYER...by Yoshifuru Otsuka
MAKING A COMPARISON BETWEEN "SPECIAL TYPE" AND TODAY'S TAKANAMI CLASS DD...by Yukikazu Okada
CUSTOMS & COURTESIES OF WARSHIPS : CEREMONIAL MUSIC...by Masami Nakanomyo
BOOK GUIDE
SHOCK OF NORTH KOREAN BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST ON 5 JULY 2006...By Isaku Okabe
A VISIT TO DANDONG:BORDER OF CHINA AND NORTH KOREA...by Junichi Takeda
ON DEFENSE WHITE PAPER OF THIS YEAR...by Yuko Hirose
REMARKS ON "JAPAN MARITIME REPORT 2006"...by Kimiyoshi Inoue
JMSDF NEWS
JMSA NEWS
WORLD'S NAVAL VESSELS NEWS
MERCHANT SHIPS NEWS
LETTERS FROM READERS
COLUMN

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