The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 20 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.
With a crew of approximately 140, Hawaii will conduct a multitude of mission and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.
Measuring 377 feet long and weighing more than 7,800 tons when submerged, Hawaii 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 ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and mine warfare.
Hawaii is a Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine and is the first commissioned vessel of its name. Hawaii’s keel was laid Aug. 27, 2004, was christened on Jun. 17, 2006, and commissioned on May 5, 2007. Hawaii is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. USS Hawaii was named to recognize the tremendous support the Navy has enjoyed from the people and state of Hawaii.