USS Oklahoma City Visits Singapore for the 2nd Time During Deployment

The U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) arrived in Singapore on May 3 for a second visit during its deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

With a crew of approximately 150, Oklahoma City will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiency of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.

USS Oklahoma City has been a cornerstone of the U.S. Navy submarine fleet for 30 years.

Oklahoma City is one of the most capable and reliable submarines in the world. This submarine is able to support a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), strike and intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723)

USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The contract to build it was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 13 August 1981 and its keel was laid down on 4 January 1984. It was launched on 2 November 1985 sponsored by Mrs. Linda M. Nickles, and commissioned on 9 July 1988, with Commander Kevin John Reardon in command.

Oklahoma City is homeported in Guam.

Lt. Pah J. Yip, Submarine Group 7

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