In this file photo, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) (right) and the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) are moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 6, 2017. Tucson and Texas are visiting Yokosuka for a port visit. U.S. Navy port visits represent an important opportunity to promote stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, demonstrate commitment to regional partners and foster relationships. (Photo by (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian G. Reynolds/Released) )
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775), arrived at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Jan. 17 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
The visit strengthens positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crew's interaction with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy's commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
With a crew of approximately 150, Texas will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities in the submarine fleet.
Measuring 377 feet long and weighing more than 7,900 tons, Texas is capable of executing a multitude of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, and shallow water operations.