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USS Newport News Returns From Six-month Deployment

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Story Number: NNS050214-06
Release Date: 2/14/2005 12:53:00 PM

From Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) returns to Norfolk Naval Station Feb. 15, after a six-month deployment.

Newport News deployed to the North Atlantic in August 2004, conducting joint operations with allies. The crew then demonstrated the great flexibility of fast attack submarines, transiting to the Central Command Area of Responsibility in support of national security interests and the global war on terrorism.

With stealth, endurance and agility, fast-attack submarines like Newport News are multimission capable - able to deploy and support special forces operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary's military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.

Commanded by Cmdr. Fred Capria, the submarine is 360 feet long, displaces 6,900 tons of water and can travel in excess of 25 knots. Newport News' armaments include Tomahawk cruise missiles and MK-48 advanced capability torpedoes.



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