September 25, 2023

US nuclear submarine visits Jeju ahead of Korean War anniversary

Arrival comes after US nuclear missile submarine visited peninsula last week in show of force against North Korea

A U.S. nuclear submarine arrived at a naval base on South Korea’s southern Jeju Island on Monday to replenish supplies, according to the ROK navy, a visit that comes days after another U.S. submarine visited the peninsula in a show of force against North Korean nuclear threats.

The USS Annapolis, a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, is visiting Jeju for “military supplies loading purposes during an operation mission,” the navy told reporters on Monday, describing the vessel as a nuclear-powered submarine (SSN) mainly deployed for anti-ship and anti-submarine operations.