Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BAP Arica (SS-36)

The Peruvian submarine BAP (Buque Armada Peruana) Arica (SS-36) and its sailors begin their journey home from Naval Base Point Loma with tug assistance by Navy Region Southwest. Arica was participating in the Diesel Electric Submarine Initiative with the U.S. Navy. Arica acted as the primary opposing submarine force for the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group's Composite Unit Training Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise. They also conducted training with more than 40 helicopters and patrol aircraft during the Helicopter Maritime Strike Weapons School Pacific's Antisubmarine Warfare Exercise. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy M. Starr)

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