The U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Jan. 22 for a routine visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
“It is great to be back in Yokosuka,” said, Cmdr. Eric J. Rozek, commanding officer.
After two months at sea, this port visit marks Mississippi’s 2nd time in Japan during its current deployment.
“Yokosuka is a great port to visit,” said Master Chief Machinists Mate (Auxiliary Equipment) Amanuel S. McMillan, Mississippi’s chief of the boat. “It provides an opportunity for the crew to get some great food and take in the sights. I am always pleased to see a port visit on the schedule so that my Sailors can get the time to call family members, shop at local stores, and relax after a long underway because they have earned it.”
With a crew of approximately 150 and measuring more than 360 feet long, Mississippi is one of the stealthiest and most advanced submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike intelligence, and reconnaissance.
Home-ported out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Mississippi is able to operate in waters around the world.
LT. j.g. Jordan Hamilton, USS Mississippi