Monday, June 25, 2012

Another US submarine in Philippines for ‘routine port call’

USS North Carolina (SSN 777)
MANILA, Philippines – Another United States submarine made a port call at Subic Bay on Monday, the United States embassy said.

USS Louisville, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine of the Los Angeles class design, is in the county for a routine port call that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines, the embassy said.

This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation, it also said.

The USS Louisville was commissioned on November 8, 1986 at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.

Last month, USS North Carolina, also made a port call at Subic Bay amid tensions between China and Philippines on Scarborough Shoal.

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