Photo of the day: USS Virginia visits UK submarine base

Photo of the day USS Virginia visits HMNB Clyde
U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the Royal Navy

U.S. Navy’s fast attack submarine USS Virginia, maneuvered by the two harbor tugs in the above shown picture, visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde on March 22, 2016.

Virginia, the lead boat of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, commonly known throughout the Navy as Faslane, is one of three operating Royal Navy bases. It is home to the core of the Submarine Service, including the four nuclear-powered Vanguard-class submarines and the new generation of Astute submarines.