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USS Ohio Moors Alongside USS Emory S. Land
in Malaysia during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G.
Reynolds, Submarine Group 7 Deputy Public Affairs Officer.
Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan — (NNS)
— November 16, 2015 — The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) arrived alongside
the USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for a port visit as
part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment Nov. 14.
With a crew of approximately 165, Ohio will conduct a multitude of missions
and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet.
During the visit, Ohio pulled alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S.
Land (AS 39) for scheduled maintenance and to take on stores.
USS Ohio (SSGN 726) moors alongside submarine tender USS Emory S.
Land (AS 39)
The officers and crew of Ohio are excited to be in Kota Kinabalu and on
deployment in the Western Pacific. For many of the crew, this was their first
time visiting Kota Kinabalu. The crew was anxious to meet their Royal Malaysian
Navy counterparts and immerse themselves in the Malaysian culture.
The USS Ohio is the first of four Ohio-class guided-missile submarines. The
Navy's guided-missile submarines provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and
special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform.
Armed with up to 154 tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications
capabilities, guided-missile submarines are capable of launching missile strikes
and supporting Special Operation Forces (SOF) missions.
Measuring more than 560 feet long and weighing more than 18,000 tons when
submerged, Ohio is one of the largest submarines in the world.
Ohio is homeported in Bremerton, Washington and is forward deployed from
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