YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 11 for a visit as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.
The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Santa Fe is a Los Angeles-class submarine with some of the most advanced submarine systems in the world. Its speed, stealth, mobility and sheer firepower make it one of the most powerful weapons in the U.S. national defense arsenal. This submarine is capable of executing anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare, irregular warfare and mine warfare.
Measuring more than 362 feet long and weighing more than 6,500 tons when submerged, Santa Fe is one of the stealthiest submarines in the world.
Homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Santa Fe is named for the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe was commissioned Jan. 8, 1994.