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Tucson visits Singapore during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

By USS Tucson Public Affairs | Jan. 25, 2016

 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore – The Improved Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived in Singapore Jan. 21 for a visit as port of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

With a crew of approximately 150, Tucson will conduct a multitude of missions and maintains proficiency of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

"USS Tucson continues to support the theater commander’s goals specifically in building a stronger relationship with our allies in port," said Cmdr. Michael Beckette, commanding officer.

Tucson’s crew has the ability to operate in varying environments and is always prepared to tackle any mission that comes their way.

"Everyone in this crew plays an important role whether you are roving the engine room, cooking food, smashing trash or cleaning deep in the bilges," said Senior Chief Electronics Technician Billy Daly, chief of the boat. "We could not succeed without a full team effort."

For many of the crew members, this was their first time visiting Singapore.

"I look forward to our time in Singapore," said Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Tevin McKenzie. "I enjoy being immersed in other cultures, sightseeing and having some quality time to relax with my shipmates."

Measuring more than 360 feet long, Tucson is one of the stealthiest and most advanced submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Homeported out of Pearl Harbor, Tucson is able to operate in all oceans of the world. Tucson is the 59th Los Angeles-class attack submarine and the 20th Improved Los Angeles-class attack submarine.

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