The U.S. Navy submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Sasebo, Japan for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Pacific region, on April 10, 2018.
The port visit represents an important opportunity to promote stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners, and foster growing relationships. The visit is also aimed at building friendship and goodwill between the U.S. Navy and the people of Japan.
Emory S. Land is one of two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support of deployed U.S. naval force submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Pacific region.
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39)
USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) is a United States Navy submarine tender and the lead ship of her class. She was named for Admiral Emory S. Land.
The ship provides food, electricity, water, consumables, spare parts, medical, dental, disbursing, mail, legal services, ordnance, and any parts or equipment repair that a submarine may require. To accomplish this, the ship has a physical plant similar to that of a small town, including 53 different specialized shops.
She was originally homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. Upon the commissioning of Submarine Squadron 8 on 4 August 1979, she became the squadron flagship. On 23 December 2015, it was announced that Emory S. Land would change its homeport to Naval Base Guam.
Lt. Pah J. Yip, Submarine Group 7