The American submarine USS City of Corpus Christi docked in Yokosuka, Japan for first time since changing her homeport from Guam to Pearl Harbor.
The submarine, also known for the ship’s motto “For God and Country”, changed her homeport on May 1, 2011.
“As a submariner, a commanding officer and an Asian-American, I am exceptionally thrilled to help bring City of Corpus Christi back to Yokosuka,” said Cmdr. Chris Buziak, City of Corpus Christi’s commanding officer.
The visit will serve as an opportunity for the crew to experience the unique culture and history of Japan and at the same time interact with its people.
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine is capable of conducting anti-surface and anti-submarine operations using conventional Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles.
She departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on November 4, and headed for Western Pacific Deployment, the goal of which was to improve the boat’s crew day-to day excellence, as explained by Buziak.
Navaltoday Staff, December 26, 2013; Image: Wikimedia