Okinawa Welcomes USS San Francisco

The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) arrived at Okinawa Naval Base Jan. 6, for a port call as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific.

With a crew of approximately 140, San Francisco will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

San Francisco’s deployment is part of an on-going rotation of deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operations in international waters around the globe working with other coalition maritime forces.

Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,900 tons when submerged, San Francisco is one of the most covert submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a variety of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

San Francisco is one of five Los Angeles-class submarines home ported in San Diego, California.

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Press release, Image: US Navy