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Commander, Submarine Group Two


 
 
100816-N-3090M-154 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) –
Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS
 Corner Brook (SSK 878) arrives at Naval Submarine Base
 New London for a port call Aug. 16. The port call provides
 an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to
 continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S.
Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

  Canadian Sub Completes Groton Port Call

GROTON, Conn. – Canadian Navy Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) arrived at Naval Submarine Base New London Aug. 16.

The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. During the visit, Submarine Development Squadron 12 is the host squadron, and USS Memphis (SSN 691) is the host submarine.

 Following the visit, Corner Brook will participate in a torpedo exercise with USS Memphis later this month.

“We certainly enjoy coming here [to Groton]” said Lt. Cmdr. Alex Kooiman, Corner Brook’s Commanding officer. “There are many things to do in the local area.”

 “Experiencing the different submarines is an important part of the Navy's working relationship with international partners. They help to enhance friendly, mutual cooperation and understanding between participating navies by developing interoperability in naval operations,” said Cdr. Charles Maher, Memphis’ Commanding Officer.

Corner Brook last visited Groton in May 2009.

HMCS Corner Brook is 70.3 meters long, 7.6 meters across the beam and has a deep diving depth in excess of 200 meters.  HMCS Corner Brook has six torpedo tubes and can carry up to eighteen Mark 48 Mod 4 heavyweight torpedoes for use against surface and sub-surface targets. 

Memphis was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. 

Commissioned Dec. 17, 1977, Memphis, a Los Angeles class attack submarine has multifaceted missions. It uses stealth, persistence, agility and firepower to deploy and support special force operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary's military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.

 

100816-N-3090M-117 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) – Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London for a port call Aug. 16. The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100816-N-3090M-167 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) – The leadership of Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) oversee mooring operations from the sail as the boat arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London for a port call Aug. 16. The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100816-N-3090M-175 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) – Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London for a port call Aug. 16. The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100816-N-3090M-176 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) – Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London for a port call Aug. 16. The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100816-N-3090M-193 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) – Sailors aboard Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) secure mooring cleats during the boat’s arrival for a port call at Naval Submarine Base New London Aug. 16. The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.

 

 

100816-N-3090M-199 GROTON, Conn. (August 16, 2010) – Sailors aboard Canadian Victoria-class long-range patrol submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878) secure mooring lines during the boat’s arrival for a port call at Naval Submarine Base New London Aug. 16. The port call provides an opportunity for both the U.S. and Canadian navies to continue to improve their ability to work together. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers.