USS Alexandria stops in Japan during deployment

U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) made a port call in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan while on her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment, February 19.

“The crew of Alexandria is looking forward to another opportunity for liberty in Sasebo,” said Cmdr. Todd Santala, commanding officer of Alexandria.

“They take great pride in their ability to operate Alexandria across the spectrum of submarine mission areas, to include their actions as ambassadors of the United States Navy abroad.”

Alexandria is an improved Los Angeles-class submarine capable of executing anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare, irregular warfare, and mine warfare.

“Our first trip to Sasebo in December was an exceptional experience for the entire crew, and we are looking forward to exploring the Japanese culture here for a few more days,” said Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Seth Voyce, chief of the boat. “Plus, any chance to show off my crew is an opportunity I relish. I am proud of every single one of these men. They are truly exceptional Sailors and they’ve earned a few days to relax before we get back to work.”

Measuring more than 362 feet long and weighing more than 6,500 tons when submerged, Alexandria is homeported in San Diego, Alexandria and operates independently or with other Navy forces. It makes its own power, air, and water. The only thing which limits Alexandria is how much food it can take on board.