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USS Georgia Transits Strait of Hormuz

21 December 2020

From Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs |

MANAMA, Bahrain – The nuclear-power Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) along with the guided-missile cruisers USS Port Royal (CG 73) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) transited the Strait of Hormuz entering the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 21.

Georgia’s presence in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s ability to sail and operate wherever international law allows.

USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), not shown, in the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits with the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), not shown, in the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort
VIRIN: 201221-N-IE405-2574
The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21. Georgia is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits on the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21. Georgia is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits on the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort
VIRIN: 201221-N-IE405-2517
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits on the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits on the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort
VIRIN: 201221-N-IE405-1179
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), not shown, escorts the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) in the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
USS Georgia Transits Strait of Hormuz
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), not shown, escorts the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) in the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort
VIRIN: 201221-N-IE405-1009
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Maritime Squadron (HSM) 48 flies above the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) during a transit of the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transit the Strait of Hormuz.
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Dec. 21, 2020) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Maritime Squadron (HSM) 48 flies above the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) during a transit of the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2020. Philippine Sea is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort
VIRIN: 201221-N-IE405-2434

As an inherently flexible maneuver force, capable of supporting routine and contingency operations, Georgia’s presence demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional partners and maritime security with a full spectrum of capabilities to remain ready to defend against any threat at any time.

SSGNs are one of the most versatile platforms in the fleet, equipped with superior communications capabilities and the ability to carry up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles. The platform can also be configured to host up to 66 Special Operations Forces.

The 5th Fleet AOO encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three chokepoints, critical to the free flow of global commerce.

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