USS San Francisco Returns from Western Pacific Ops

The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) returned to its homeport Feb. 9 following an extended seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.

Steaming more than 45,000 miles, San Francisco executed the Chief of Naval Operations’ Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.

San Francisco’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Jeffrey Juergens, was quick to recognize the crew of San Francisco as being instrumental to the successful deployment.

Port visits were conducted in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories; Agana, Guam; and Yokosuka, Japan.

While deployed, San Francisco was awarded the 2014 Battle Efficiency ‘Battle E’ for Submarine Squadron 11 in an announcement made by Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer, commander, Submarine Forces Pacific.

Measuring more than 360 feet long and displacing more than 6,900 tons, San Francisco has a crew of approximately 140 Sailors. San Francisco is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

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