The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) returned to its homeport in San Diego on October 11 following an extended deployment.
Hampton, under the command of Cmdr. Lincoln Reifsteck, returned from the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility where the crew executed the Chief of Naval Operations’ Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.
The vessel left its homeport on March 14 and steamed more than 41,000 nautical miles during the deployment. Port visits were conducted in Okinawa, Japan; Yokosuka, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; and Guam.
Hampton conducted routine patrols throughout the Western Pacific region as a part of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.
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