U.S. Navy Attack Submarine USS Seawolf Visits Gibraltar

The U.S. Navy Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) conducted a scheduled port visit in Gibraltar, Dec. 1.

The Pacific-based submarine is operating under the command and control of the commander, Submarine Group 8, and commander, Task Force 69, to complement the undersea warfare capabilities of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

“USS Seawolf exemplifies dynamic flexibility and ensures maritime security and stability in the region,” said Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet. “The crew’s technical and tactical expertise embodies the professionalism of the submarine force.”

The crew will adhere to COVID health guidelines and rules during their stay to ensure the health and safety of the local population and Sailors onboard the submarine.

Seawolf was commissioned in 1997 and is the lead submarine of its class. USS Connecticut (SSN 22) and USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) comprise the rest of the class. Seawolf-class submarines are quiet, fast, well-armed, and equipped with advanced sensors.

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