American nuclear missile sub USS Alaska visits Faslane

American nuclear missile sub USS Alaska visits Faslane

The US Navy say that the port visit ‘strengthens cooperation between the United States and United Kingdom’, and ‘demonstrates US capability, flexibility, and continuing commitment to NATO allies’.

USS Alaska, home ported at Submarine Group Ten on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, is an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine.

It’s one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy, the others being HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth. It is best known as the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons, in the form of nuclear submarines armed with Trident missiles.

via ukdefencejournal American nuclear missile sub USS Alaska visits Faslane