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City of Corpus Christi visits Yokosuka for Final Port Call

11 January 2016

From MC2 Brian G. Reynolds and Lt. Jonathan MacDurmon

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 11 for the boat's last foreign visit as part of its final deployment.

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Jan. 11 as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.

This visit will be the final foreign port visit for City of Corpus Christi as the boat wraps up its final deployment.

City of Corpus Christi has conducted a multitude of missions and maintains proficiency of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

“Every WESTPAC submariner expects to come here at some point during their time in the theater and it is always a much anticipated visit,” said Cmdr. Travis Petzoldt, commanding officer. “It is great to meet the hardworking staff of Submarine Group 7 and thank them for their outstanding support during our deployment. Further, I know we will also receive a very warm and sincere welcome from our friends and allies in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.”

“This port is a first for many of the men on my crew and I know they are in for a real treat!” said Machinist Mate Master Chief Richard Magee, chief of the boat. “We have been out doing important work since our last visit and we are ready for a much needed break.”

Many crew members are excited to experience the rich Japanese culture and cuisine. “What I’m looking forward to most in Japan is the food!” said Lt. j. g. Marcus Rebersak. Measuring more than 300 feet long and weighing more than 6,000 tons, City of Corpus Christi is one of the stealthiest submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Commissioned in 1983, City of Corpus Christi has a long standing tradition of excellence and achievement. Its crew is highly trained and capable of supporting the boat through any mission cycle within short notice.

City of Corpus Christi is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and will be decommissioned this year after 33 years of committed service at sea.

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