SINGAPORE - The USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine from the United States Navy, docked at the Changi Naval Base here last Sunday for a routine port call.
The 170-m long nuclear-powered vessel first visited Singapore in 2009. It is making one last stop here after a four-month-long deployment in the Indo Asia-Pacific region, said its commanding officer Captain Benjamin Pearson .
"For my guys, they get the opportunity to see the world, to see Singapore," he said.
"But we're also here as a force in the Pacific area, to show our presence in the region, and show that the US is a good global player."
The USS Michigan is one of four Ohio-class guided missile submarines in the US Navy, capable of carrying up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles and 12 torpedoes. It is also able to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.