Courtesy Navy NewsStand.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, Commander Submarine Force Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) — Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific region to complete several missions in support of national defense April 26.

“The submarine is in excellent material condition and the crew has done an outstanding job in completing all of the required maintenance to get us certified to deploy,” said Cmdr. Lee Sisco, USS Louisville Commanding Officer. “We are all looking forward to getting underway and doing a lot of the missions and operations that we train for. I am very proud of each and every one of the crew.”

USS Louisville is the fourth United States ship to bear the name in honor of the city of Louisville, Kentucky.

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