The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) is using its opportunity during her down time to work with Australian submariners at HMAS Stirling.
The US West coast based Albuquerque is undertaking her final deployment before being decommissioned.
Albuquerque’s Commanding Officer Commander Trent Heslink.
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.
Despite the thousands of miles that normally separate the two navies a long standing friendship continues to be forged says HMAS Stirling Commanding Officer, Captain Angela Bond.
Albuquerque is the second United States warship to be named after the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was launched on March 13, 1982, and commissioned on May 21, 1983. Albuquerque is the nineteenth ship in its class and is homeported in San Diego, California.
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