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USS Washington submarine returns to Norfolk after maiden deployment

Sailors and officers aboard the USS Washington are back home in Norfolk after the submarine's very first deployment.
Credit: U.S. Navy

NORFOLK, Va. — After being at sea for about nine months for its maiden deployment, sailors and officers aboard the USS Washington are back home in Norfolk.

The fast-attack submarine returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Wednesday after it was sent to sea last July for an extended deployment.

During its deployment, Washington visited ports in Rota, Spain and Scotland and executed maritime strategy by supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.

The submarine's return was met with greetings from more than 500 family members and friends of the crew.

The USS Washington was built at Newport News Shipbuilding and commissioned in 2017.

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