ASY Hashidate Class
ASY Hashidate, a 400-ton-class yacht, was requested under FY 97 budget as a replacement for Hiyodori (ASY 92, ex-PC 320) as the JMSDF C-in-C's ceremonial yacht. The new fleet yacht, the Hashidate, was commissioned in December 1999. The ASY Hashidate is the first newly-built ship of this class. It is equipped with medical function and operates support activities at the time of disaster.
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