The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit as a part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, June 8.
With a crew of approximately 150, Hampton will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.
Hampton is a San Diego-based submarine that has been conducting multiple missions for the past several months vital to national security in the Western Pacific.
After a brief port visit in Okinawa, Japan, Hampton is looking forward to a second opportunity to experience the Japanese culture before heading back to sea. The crew will use the port call to re-supply, complete scheduled maintenance, communicate with friends and family, meet and greet Japanese submariners and enjoy some time off.
Yokosuka is Hampton’s second port call during its deployment. Deployed submarines generally visit several ports while supporting U.S. 7th Fleet objectives.
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