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Tucson Visits Yokosuka during Indo-Asia-Pacific Patrol

By Lt.j.g. Thomas Patterson | USS Tucson Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 1, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

With a crew of 150, Tucson will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies in the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

“It’s important for our young Sailors to experience the rich culture and heritage of Japan,” said Cmdr. Chad Hardt, commanding officer of Tucson. “The crew is excited to be here and to have the opportunity to continue to strengthen the outstanding relationship between our countries.”

Tucson’s crew operates with a high state of readiness and is always prepared to tackle any mission that comes their way.

“I’m really happy for the crew to get some time to relax and enjoy Yokosuka,” said Master Chief Electronics Technician Navigation Juan Gonzalez, chief of the boat. “Yokosuka is a wonderful city for the crew to experience. Many of our Sailors have never been to Japan, so this is a great opportunity for them to enjoy Japan.”

“I’m really looking forward to seeing Japan and experiencing the beautiful country and culture, said Seaman Seth Decarlo. “I have always wanted to go to Japan and this is a great opportunity to see Tokyo and the surrounding areas.”

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 warfare, strike, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Homeported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 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 submarines to be built.
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