US Navy’s Submarine Visits Singapore
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) arrived in Singapore Oct. 5 for a visit as a part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.
With a crew of approximately 150, City of Corpus Christi showcased the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.
Commanding officer of City of Corpus Christi, Cmdr. Travis Petzoldt said:
City of Corpus Christi is conducting extended operations in the waters of the Western Pacific. Deployments like this are essential to our readiness as they stress our ability to operate without external logistical support and provide experience in varied operational environments.
Operating independently or in coordination with allied ships and aircraft, the wartime missions of the Los Angeles-class submarines, which will be succeeded by Seawolf-class submarines, are to hunt down and destroy enemy ships and submarines using torpedoes and anti-ship cruise missiles.
City of Corpus Christi is home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It was commissioned Jan. 8, 1983 and is currently on its final deployment. City of Corpus Christi will be decommissioned in 2016 after 33 years of committed service at sea.
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