By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds, Commander, Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka April 22, for a port visit during its deployment to the Western Pacific.
This was the first port visit for Oklahoma City's crew during its current deployment.
Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing over 6,000 tons when submerged, Oklahoma City is one of the most modern attack submarines in the world. The submarine's stealth, mobility, endurance, and firepower allow this covert, multi-mission platform to operate independently or in conjunction with a carrier strike group or joint forces to support the interests of the United States wherever and whenever needed.
The scheduled visit gave Oklahoma City crew members the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of Japan.
Oklahoma City is the second U.S. ship to be named for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Commissioned on July 9, 1988; Oklahoma City is the 35th nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine of the Los Angeles class. Oklahoma City is currently homeported at U.S. Naval Base Guam.