The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) arrived at Stirling, Australia, Feb. 24, for a scheduled visit as part of Albuquerque’s final deployment before being decommissioned.
With a crew of approximately 140 Sailors, Albuquerque will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the U.S. submarine fleet.
Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,900 tons when submerged, Albuquerque is one of the most technologically advanced submarines in the world. The ship is capable of supporting a variety of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, reconnaissance, and mine warfare.
Albuquerque is the second United States warship to be named after the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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