Rock Chalk Battle "E"!
Thought I'd take a quick break from celebrating the athletic prowess of my alma mater (Orange Bowl win in football, undefeated in basketball) and post the submarine Battle "E" results:
SUBRON 1 (Pearl Harbor) – USS Los Angeles (SSN 688);Congratulations to all the winners! I'm glad to see two of my old boats [USS Topeka and USS Jimmy Carter] on the list, as well as two boats captained by old Topeka shipmates [USS Cheyenne and USS Maine(B)]. It's also nice to see Idaho submarining represented on the list by USS Boise. Blunoz has the message from SubPac along with a good discussion on the importance of the Battle "E".
SUBRON 2 (Groton, Conn.) – USS Philadelphia (SSN 690);
SUBRON 3 (Pearl Harbor) – USS Key West (SSN 722);
SUBRON 4 (New London) – USS Miami (SSN 755);
SUBDEVRON 5 (Bangor, Wash.) – USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23);
SUBRON 6 (Norfolk) – USS Scranton (SSN 756);
SUBRON 7 (Pearl Harbor) – USS Cheyenne (SSN 773);
SUBRON 8 (Norfolk) – USS Boise (SSN 764);
SUBRON 11 (San Diego) – USS Topeka (SSN 754);
SUBDEVRON 12 (Groton) – USS San Juan (SSN 751);
SUBRON 15 (Guam) – USS Houston (SSN 713);
SUBRON 16 (Kings Bay, Ga.) – USS Florida (Blue and Gold) (SSGN 728);
SUBRON 17 (Bangor, Wash.) – USS Louisiana (Blue and Gold) (SSBN 743);
SUBRON 19 (Bangor) – USS Maine (Blue and Gold) (SSBN 741);
SUBRON 20 (Kings Bay) – USS Rhode Island (Blue and Gold) (SSBN 740).
The winners in submarine force special categories are: the torpedo retriever Porpoise (TWR 823), homeported in San Diego; the floating dry dock Arco (ARDM 5), homeported in San Diego; the deep submergence research and ocean engineering submarine NR-1, homeported in Groton; the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), homeported in Guam; and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), homeported in Bangor.