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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Where The Boats Are

Apparently in conjunction with the visit of USS Bremerton (SSN 698) to Bremerton, a writer for the Kitsap Sun wrote up a comparison of where some submarines are based to the location after which they're named. He points out that USS Hawaii (SSN 776) is now in Pearl, but USS Connecticut (SSN 22) is no longer in Groton, having moved to Bremerton.

The article also has what looks like a pretty up-to-date list of where all current submarines are based, for those who want to catch up on such things.


Blogger Don the Baptist said...

Well, the lists are available on the various command websites. But the clarification of naming practices is nice to know. Looks like a JOURNALIST did his homework on this one.

8/27/2009 7:21 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The story's author quotes Navy spokeswoman Lt. Callie Ferrari. With a name like that, I'll bet she's fast.

8/27/2009 11:24 AM

Blogger midwatchcowboy said...

I used to work with the guy in N5 who wrote up the draft homeporting plan. It needs updating surprisingly often. Changes in Depot maintenance schedules, commissionings, 60/40 split all go into it. I remember that he did have proximity to sponsor city/state as a criteria - but towards the bottom of the list.

Sometimes things can work well - like with the HAWAII.

8/27/2009 12:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of where the boats are... some Italian Sub pulled into Groton today.

8/27/2009 4:39 PM

Anonymous ssnret said...

I rode Asheville around to SD in 92 after commissioning and left her in 93. Since then she has has her home port changed several times. Pearl, Bremerton and back to SD. Rough on the families but interesting stories when the kids change schools.

8/27/2009 7:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing to note how few boats are stationed out of SD anymore with our ever shrinking sub force. When I was on the Drum during the late 70's - early 80's, there were more boats outboard the tenders than are stationed there now.


8/30/2009 1:15 PM


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