USS Asheville Certifies for Tactical Harpoons

SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 12, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) lower an encapsulated harpoon loading shape into the boat during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 12, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) lower an encapsulated harpoon loading shape into the boat during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 12, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) lower an encapsulated harpoon loading shape into the boat during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 12, 2020) Torpedoman’s Mate 1st Class Scott Mendez, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), observes the lowering of the encapsulated harpoon loading shape into the torpedo room during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training aboard Asheville. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)
SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 12, 2020) Torpedoman’s Mate 1st Class Scott Mendez, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), observes the lowering of the encapsulated harpoon loading shape into the torpedo room during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training aboard Asheville. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 13, 2020) Torpedoman’s Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Womack, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758), inspects an encapsulated harpoon loading shape before loading it into a torpedo tube during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training in the torpedo room aboard Asheville. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 12, 2020) Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) lower an encapsulated harpoon loading shape into the boat during harpoon shipping, loading and handling certification training. The certification is required in order for the submarine to carry and employ warshot tactical Harpoons. The Harpoon system provides commanders with lethal all-weather anti-ship capability to rapidly engage targets at long ranges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger)

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