NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - USS Helena returned home to Norfolk Tuesday from a deployment.
The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned from the European Command, Central Command and Pacific Command Areas of Responsibility. While on deployment, the submarine conducted the Chief of Naval Operation’s Maritime Strategy and Maritime Security Operations.
The 360-foot ship has a crew of 15 officers and 129 enlisted Sailors. It is the 38th Los Angeles-class attack submarine and fourth ship to have the name of Helena, after the capital city in Montana.
During the deployment, Helena steamed more than 50,000 nautical miles.
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