Google Street View published photos from the Schmidt Ocean Falkor Ship in San Francisco. Eric Schmidt is the Chairman of Google. This is a state-of-the-art ocean research vessel called the Falkor, which the nonprofit Schmidt Ocean Institute own.
And this is the stunning view from the top of the ship.
But maybe we should have done like Drake… started from the bottom.
The ship is listed as ‘LST’ or ‘Landing Ship, Tank’ but you’ll note the strong similarity to a small carrier or a carrier for an amphibious force. The Japanese Constitution forbids the construction of aircraft carriers, so this type of ship end up falling into strange categories.
There’s also a Yushio class training submarine that is based at Kure, but the numeric probability indicates it’s an active Harushio class diesel-powered attack submarine.