Okinawa Welcomes USS Hampton

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) arrived at Fleet Activities Okinawa May 7, for a port visit during its deployment to the Western Pacific.

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

Hampton is one of the newest Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarines that has been upgraded and maintained throughout its lifetime to remain one of the Navy’s workhorses. Hampton is an impressive display of technology and a defender of the world’s oceans.

Measuring more than 360 feet long and displacing more than 6,900 tons when submerged, Hampton is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and strike warfare.

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