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NEWS | Aug. 15, 2016

San Francisco visits Yokosuka during Western Pacific Deployment

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds, Submarine Group Seven Public Affairs

FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan – The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Aug. 14.


This visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew’s interaction with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.


With a dynamic underway schedule, the inport period allows San Francisco Sailors an opportunity to reset before another underway.


Measuring more than 360 feet long and displacing approximately 6,900 tons when submerged, San Francisco remains one of the stealthiest and most formidable submarines in the world. This submarine is able to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance.  


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