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Thursday, June 14, 2007

USS Michigan Back On The Job

The third Ohio-class boat to complete conversion to an SSGN configuration, USS Michigan (SSGN 727), had her "return to service" ceremony on Tuesday. Here's a picture of the crew "re-manning" the ship:

A "Return To Service" is apparently something like a christening for a newcon boat -- the sub still has all of her sea trials and certs to do before she can start doing actual patrols or deployments:
The Michigan and its 154-member crew -- it will eventually have two crews operating on rotating schedules -- now begin certification and testing that can last more than a year before it will be available for deployment, said Lt. Kyle Raines, a Navy spokesman.
Still, it's probably nice for the crew to see the light at the end of the shipyard tunnel.


Blogger Brainy435 said...

Very OT, but I thought you might be interrested in this.

6/14/2007 10:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My old boat. Kinda sad to see the conversion, but better that she is still in service.

Dolphin Dave
USS Michigan 82-88

6/14/2007 5:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a member of the Gold crew from '97 to '02. I recall having the GMT the week after the skipper was informed of the conversion plan. I would have loved to serve on the Michigan again as an SSGN.


ex- MM1(SS)

6/14/2007 6:37 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

another sex change operation complete

6/14/2007 10:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

'spose it's better 'n being neutered!

I shave every morning with my first two boats.
So at least she's still out there doing her thing.

(yeah, that's the nick I use everywhere on the Interweb. Kinda cheesy here though)
USS Michigan B 83-84

7/06/2007 4:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My old boat & where qualified subs good to see still in service after all these year. X--QMSN(SS)Gold 87-89 Served with Zack, Mont-y***** ***MT3(SS) Wells, MSSA Milsap Buddies for life *****Transfered to the 1st SSGN USS Kamehameha SSGN 89-91 got out.

11/21/2007 9:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, on a lark, I googled her, and found this site. I agree it's nice to see that she's still fighting the good fight. She was my first boat, and I had alot of fun on her.

EM1 (SS) Ret.
Robert Griffiths
Precomm unit & Blue crew
1980 - 1985

6/17/2009 2:36 PM


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