USS Louisville Back Home

The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned home to the submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, April 10, following a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.

Louisville successfully completed a range of undersea operations and training evolutions, and worked with allied partners in several multinational exercises, thereby improving the combined mission readiness of U.S. and allied forces.

In six months at sea, she logged nearly 40,000 miles travelled across an immense tract of ocean spanning from Hawaii to the Arabian Sea. Along with participation in several multi-national exercises, she transited some of the Western Pacific’s most heavily trafficked straits, marking the crossings of the equator and international dateline with traditional ceremonies.

USS Louisville is the fourth United States ship to bear the name in honor of the city of Louisville, Kentucky. At 360-feet long and 6,900 tons, she can be armed with sophisticated MK48 torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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