The USS Asheville is bound for Guam and is expected to make port tomorrow.
Guam – The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Asheville is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of Guam at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The USS Asheville is fitted with a developmental Advanced Mine Detection System which utilizes a high-frequency active sonar array with transmitters and receivers in the sail and in a disc-shaped chin sonar dome beneath the hull at the bow. The system is used for target detection, mine avoidance, and bottom navigation.
Asheville is replacing Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Chicago as Guam’s fourth homeported submarine. Meanwhile the USS Chicago’s new homeport is Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where it is scheduled to complete a maintenance overhaul.