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DD-122 Hatsuyuki Class Destroyer
Length: 130 meters
Height: 13.6 meters
Mass: 2,950 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Equipped with a 76mm Rapid Fire Gun; able to fire six surface to air missiles; equipped with a ASROC Luncher; has two Triple-Torpedo tubes; can fire six surface to surface missiles; equipped with two 20mm "close in weapon system"
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Other Appearances: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (stock footage); Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Series:  Heisei  

Description

The Hatsuyuki Class Destroyer was one of the earlier battle ships in the Japanese navy by the earlier 1990's. Though it did possess enough firepower to sink an entire fleet of smaller vessels, the craft would truly be put to test with the remergence of Godzilla. When the nuclear suarian arose out of Mt. Mihara and began its swim to Japan, the order was given to stop it. The DD-122 Destroyers, along with its cousin the DDH-142 Haruna Destroyer, formed a line of defense in the surrounding waters. The ships showered the angry titan with heavy deck fire, but it was less than successful. Godzilla took the punishment without care, and released upon them in favor his own blaze. Not even the sea fairing battleships could hold against the licking flames of Godzilla's inferno beam.

Years passed before Godzilla came in contact with another Hatsuyuki ship. This one would follow his movements, as his body was plagued with an overwhelming meltdown. The vessel tracked his course through the Bering Sea, while the Japanese government tried to figure out how to stem the impending explosion that lingered in the wading leviathan.