Nuclear Sub Arrives At Portsmouth Navy Yard
(Kittery, Maine) - The USS Hampton has arrived at the Portsmouth Navy Yard to undergo planned maintainance and systems certification.
The nuclear-powered attack submarine carries a crew of 16 officers and 124 enlisted personnel.
USS Hampton (SSN 767) is the fourth ship or boat of the United States Navy to be named Hampton, however she was specifically named for four cities: Hampton, Virginia; Hampton, Iowa; Hampton, South Carolina; and Hampton, New Hampshire.
Hampton was commissioned Nov. 6, 1993. Hampton is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Hampton’s host community during her stay in Portsmouth is Hampton, New Hampshire.