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"Two Amusing Coincidences"
 
   A couple of amusing coincidences of naming have come to light during my recent researches.

The first: The modern Japanese Navy Maritime Self-Defense Force has an auxiliary called the Chihaya. It is a submarine rescue vessel. Mind you, in this context that means it's for rescuing people from submarines, not rescuing actual submarines, but...

... You know what, this one might not actually be a coincidence. I think I see what you did there, Ark Performance.

The second: The wartime IJN had a class of what they called torpedo boats, but which in the classic IJN tradition were really small destroyers, called the Chidori class. They were absurdly heavily armed for the size of their hulls, packing half the firepower of a Fubuki-class destroyer—already a heavily-armed ship for its size—into less than one-third the standard tonnage.

This made them notably—one might even say famously—unstable.

I have nothing to add.

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