A second US Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine has visited Faslane on the Clyde this week.
The submarine left Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde in Scotland, United Kingdom a day ago.
While the visits have been described as routine, the frequency of visits displayed recently hasn’t been seen since the cold war.
Only recently the USS New Mexico and USS Pittsburgh visited the base which is home to the United Kingdoms nuclear missile and hunter killer submarine fleets.
Recently, naval forces from the United States, Germany and Norway started an anti-submarine-warfare exercise in the Atlantic, the US Navy announced in a press release on Monday.
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The Los Angeles class is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines in service with the United States Navy and they represent two generations and close to half a century of the US Navy’s attack submarine fleet. As of 2017, 36 of the class are still in commission and 26 retired from service.
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