The men of USS GEORGIA are heading out on their maiden deployment as a “Slow Attack”
Georgia will deploy for approximately one year to the 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility before returning to its homeport in Kings Bay. Georgia’s two crews, Blue and Gold, will alternate manning the submarine every three months, conducting crew swaps in Diego Garcia.
Georgia’s blue and gold crews are well-trained for a wide variety of missions including strike, special operations and irregular warfare. The submarine carries MK48 torpedoes and can carry 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles. There is additional space provided aboard Georgia to accommodate living, working and training of up to 66 special operations forces and their equipment.
I think they’ll have an awesome time and do some great, great things. Still not sure how I feel about driving something that big in areas where I was nervous squeezing a 688 in to, but good on ’em.
Of course, we’ll never hear about any of it.
Silent Service and all that….