USS San Francisco Departs for Six-Month Deployment

first_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Warship Training & Education December 20, 2012 USS San Francisco (SSN 711) deployed from Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month Western Pacific deployment Dec. 18.The Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine’s deployment is in support of the nation’s maritime strategy.San Francisco’s missions will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts, which help establish conditions for regional stability.The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operations in international waters around the globe, working with other coalition maritime forces. During the past few months, San Francisco has conducted several training exercises off the coast of California and is fully prepared to deploy.“My entire crew has been hard at work to ensure our ship is fully prepared to execute all tasking and missions during the deployment,” said Cmdr. Eric Severseike, commanding officer of USS San Francisco. “It is certainly a privilege to command such a capable warship. Every crew member looks forward to the challenges of the deployment and to safely returning in the summer and reuniting with our supportive families.”San Francisco was commissioned April 24, 1981. Displacing more than 6,900 tons, San Francisco has a crew of nearly 140 Sailors. She is one of six Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarines homeported in San Diego.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 20, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Six-month View post tag: Deployment USS San Francisco Departs for Six-Month Deployment View post tag: Navalcenter_img Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Francisco View post tag: San Back to overview,Home naval-today USS San Francisco Departs for Six-Month Deployment View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Departs View post tag: USSlast_img read more