USS New Hampshire (SSN-778), is the 4th vessel of the U.S. Navy to be named for the state of Hampshire.

The Hampshire is 377 feet long and 34 feet wide, and weighs about 7,900 tons when submerged.

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returned to its homeport at Norfolk after a successful deployment.

It executed the chief of naval operations' maritime strategy by supporting national security interests.

Their operations changed frequently and often with little notice, and the crew flexed quickly with both resilience and commitment.

During the deployment, New Hampshire steamed more than 37,000 nautical miles with the crew.

They supported diplomatic relationships by conducting port visits in Faslane, Scotland, and Hakoonsvern and Tromso, Norway.

Thirty enlisted Sailors and six officers earned their submarine warfare qualification, known as ‘dolphins'.

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