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Fleet Intelligence Command

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Fleet Intelligence Command is headquartered at Yokosuka base. As the home of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet, the Base, often referred to as CFAY (Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka), hosts 13 afloat commands and more than 50 other shore commands and tennant activities. The Imperial Japanese Navy had four principal navy yards - Kure, Sasebo, Maizuru, and Yokosuka.

During World War II, activities at the Yokosuka Navy Yard reached their peak. By 1944, the Yard covered 280 acres and employed over 40,000 workers.

In addition to the shipbuilding plant, the yard also had a gun factory, ordnance and supply depots, a fuel storage facility, a seaplane base and a naval air station.

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