Fleet Activities Yokosuka Welcomes USS Louisville


The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Feb. 19, for a port visit during its deployment to the Western Pacific.

This was the second port visit for Louisville’s crew of 140 during its current deployment.

Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,000 tons when submerged, Louisville is one of the most modern attack submarines in the world.

Louisville is the fourth U.S. ship to be named for Louisville, Kentucky. Commissioned on Nov. 8, 1986, at Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut; Louisville is the 35th nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine of the Los Angeles class. Louisville is currently homeported at Hawaii’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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