USS Pasadena to Undergo Extended Overhaul in Portsmouth

By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander Submarine Group 2 welcomed the crew of the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) who travelled more than 7,000 miles from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to begin their extended maintenance overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Sept. 2.
Breckenridge and the Group 2 staff provided a warm welcome to the Pacific-based submarine as she casted her lines and moored to Naval Submarine Base New London.
"Pasadena's transfer to the Atlantic Fleet for modernization is indicative of the commitment of our naval leadership and the measures we take to maintain U.S. superiority in the undersea domain," said Breckenridge.
Pasadena travelled from Pearl Harbor to Groton via the Panama Canal. After their brief stop at Naval Submarine Base New London, the submarine will depart for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to conduct an extended overhaul.
In addition to the arrival of the Pasadena's crew their family members are also in the midst of a homeport change.
"We are excited about the arrival of Pasadena family members to New England and eagerly welcome them as part of our Submarine Group Two family," the admiral said.
During her overhaul Pasadena will receive extensive modernization and the installation of the latest fire control, sonar and navigation equipment.
"When she completes her maintenance overhaul, Pasadena will be one of the most capable modern warships in our fleet," said Breckenridge.
Prior to her overhaul, Pasadena has earned repeated accolades and awards. Among these awards are the Tactical "T," the Engineering "E," the Navigation "N," the Deck Seamanship "D," the Damage Control "DC," the Medical "M," the Battle Efficiency "E," the Navy Unit Commendation, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. In addition to these prestigious operational accolades, the ship has also earned the COMSUBPAC Golden Anchor Award for retention excellence.
Pasadena is the U.S. Navy's second "Improved" 688 Class nuclear-powered submarine. Two years after it was commissioned, in July 1991 Pasadena became the first 688I to deploy, commencing its first of many six-month Western Pacific deployments.

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

US Hospital Ship Aids South Korean Sailor

A U.S. hospital ship conducted a medical evacuation, or “medevac”, May 27 to assist an ailing Republic of Korea sailor aboard a Republic of Korea Navy (ROK-N) submarine.

MAN 28/33D STC Engines for Thai Navy’s New OPV

The Royal Thai Navy has ordered a new 90-m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to be constructed at Mahidol Adulyadej naval dockyard in Sattahip.  The newbuilding, an improved River-class design,

SCA Applauds Funding for New US Ships

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week acknowledged calls for increasing the Navy’s ship count, funding the construction of 10 new ships, as well as providing the U.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0757 sec (13 req/sec)