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San Francisco visits Singapore during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

By Lt. Jason House, USS San Francisco Public Affairs | May 31, 2016

SINGAPORE —

SINGAPORE – The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) arrived in Singapore May 30 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

With a crew of approximately 140, San Francisco will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

“I’m proud to be in command of such an outstanding crew on this very capable warship,” said Cmdr. Jeffrey Juergens, commanding officer. “We are privileged to be able to contribute to the readiness of our nation while enhancing theater security cooperation in this region.”

San Francisco’s deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of deployed forces to support maritime security operations in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces.

“The crew has done a great job so far on this deployment,” said Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Justin Gruber, chief of the boat. “They have been working extremely hard and they deserve a little time for some liberty.”

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

“I just love these new and exciting places the Navy takes me to,” said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Julian Bravo. “I’m looking forward to seeing the Singapore version of Universal Studios, having some authentic local cuisine and experiencing the Singaporean culture.”

Measuring more than 350 feet long and weighing more than 6,900 tons when submerged, San Francisco is one of the most covert submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

San Francisco is one of four submarines homeported in San Diego.