Texas arrives in Sasebo

The Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) is shown here in this file photo at its home in Pearl Harbor. Texas arrived in Sasebo, Jan. 17. U.S. Navy photo

MC2 Elesia K. Patten

Submarine Group 7 Deputy Public Affairs

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, 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.

USS Texas is homeported in Pearl Harbor.

For more news from Commander Submarine Group 7, visit www.navy.mil/local/csg7/.

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