USS Topeka arrives in Pearl Harbor, returns from Guam

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USS Topeka Arrives in Hawaii for Change of Homeport. Photo by Lorilyn Cravalho, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

PEARL HARBOR, HI. (KSNT) – The USS Topeka, Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, arrived in Pearl Harbor from Guam on Dec. 15 after completing a change of homeport.

The U.S. Navy issued a press release on Dec. 17 calling the USS Topeka one of the most capable submarines in the world.

Topeka’s ability to support a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance, has made Topeka one of the most capable submarines in the world.

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The USS Topeka, a fast-attack submarine, was named for the Capital of Kansas.

A release from the Navy referred to the Topeka as a “marvel of modern engineering” in 2016. 

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In 2016 the USS Topeka was dispatched to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as part of its regular deployment.

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The USS Topeka was commissioned in 1989. The ship moved to its new homeport of Santa Rita, Guam last May after the Philippines re-opened a U.S. Navy base closed in 1992.

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