Guam Welcomes USS Olympia

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Naval Base Guam, Sept. 1, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.

 

With a crew of approximately 150 Sailors, Olympia will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing almost 7,000 tons when submerged, Olympia is one of the most stealth, swift, and lethal submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Press Release, September 03, 2014; Image: US Navy

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