NEWS | Jan. 17, 2018

Texas Visits Sasebo During Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elesia K. Patten Submarine Group 7 Deputy Public Affairs

SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

The visit strengthens positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew's interaction with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. 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 crew of approximately 150, Texas will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities in the submarine fleet.

Measuring 377 feet long and weighing more than 7,900 tons, Texas is capable of executing a multitude of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, and shallow water operations.