San Francisco visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment


Story Number: NNS160816-02Release Date: 8/16/2016 8:06:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds, Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Aug. 14.

This visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew's interaction with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy's commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

With a dynamic underway schedule, the inport period allows San Francisco Sailors an opportunity to reset before another underway.

Measuring more than 360 feet long and displacing approximately 6,900 tons when submerged, San Francisco remains one of the stealthiest and most formidable submarines in the world. This submarine is able to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance.

San Francisco is one of four submarines homeported in San Diego.

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Sailors moor the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) to the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
160814-N-ED185-030 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 14, 2016) Sailors moor the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) to the pier at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. San Francisco is visiting Yokosuka for a port visit. U.S. Navy port visits represent an important opportunity to promote stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster relationships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds)
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