Posted January 28, 2022 10:08:22The USS Carl VIinson will soon leave the Bay of Bengal for the Pacific Maritime Group’s new, modern home at the Naval Submarine Center in Yokosuka, Japan.
The U.S. guided-missile destroyer is the largest U.s. warship in the Pacific at about 1,400 feet and has a crew of nearly 7,000, according to Navy officials.
The ship’s arrival was first reported by the Associated Press.
The USS John C. Stennis arrived at the Submarine Station Yokosaka, Japan, on Jan. 25.
The USS John S. McCain arrived in Yokota, Japan on March 4.
The Carl Vittles, however, are scheduled to arrive in the U.K. on May 23.
The Carl V-22 Osprey aircraft carrier, which is in the middle of a major overhaul and modernization project, is scheduled to enter the Western Pacific in 2019.
The new U..
S.-built Submarine Base Yokosama, which will be a Navy facility with an estimated capacity of nearly 15,000 personnel, is expected to open by the end of the year.
The base is about 20 miles southwest of Tokyo.
The facility will house the U,S.
Navy’s guided-bomber and missile destroyer strike group, including the USS John McCain and the USS Carl VII.
The V-42A Sea King, the US. navy’s guided missile submarine, is in Japan.
The base is expected, though not yet scheduled, to open its doors to the public in 2021.
The shipyard also plans to move its fleet to the new site.