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Commander, Submarine Group Two


 
 
USS Pasadena (SSN 752)
 

USS Pasadena (SSN 752)

Commanding Officer - Cmdr. Mark Cooper
Executive Officer - Lt. Cmdr. David Vehon
Chief of the Boat - ETCS (SS) Mark Evans

Statistics

 Length: 362 feet Speed: Greater than 25 knots Launched: Sept. 12, 1987
 Breadth: 33 feet Depth: Greater than 800 feet Commissioned: Feb. 11, 1989
 Displacement: 6,200 tons Keel Laid: Dec. 20, 1985 Complement: 144 officers and enlisted crew

History

The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Conn. on 30 November 1982 and her keel was laid down on 20 December 1985. She was launched on 12 September 1987 sponsored by Mrs. Pauline Trost, and commissioned on 11 February 1989 with Commander W. Fritchman in command.

Originally assigned to Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Pasadena conducted an inter-fleet transfer in October 1990 to the Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and was homeported in San Diego, California.

In July 1991, Pasadena became the first Improved 688 Class submarine to deploy, commencing a six-month Western Pacific deployment. In June 1993, she commenced a six-month Western Pacific deployment to the Persian Gulf. While deployed, Pasadena participated in several exercises with the Royal Saudi, Omani and Australian Navies, and was the first United States SSN to conduct exercises with the Indian Navy in MALABAR Naval Exercise. She also became the first nuclear-powered submarine to visit the port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea.

In March 1995, Pasadena again deployed on a six-month Western Pacific Deployment. While deployed to the Persian Gulf she became the first nuclear-powered submarine to visit the port of Muscat, Oman; the first to operate continuously inside the Persian Gulf; and the first SSN to be assigned to Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet.

In April 1996, Pasadena changed homeports to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where she is now assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron Seven. From June 1996 to September 1996, Pasadena underwent a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) where she was outfitted with improved offensive and defensive weapon systems. In April 1997, Pasadena deployed to the Eastern Pacific for a four-month deployment in support of UNITAS.

In January 2005, she participated in Operation Unified Assistance. In September 2011, the sub entered Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for systems upgrades and maintenance work.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21 2011 Pasadena and her crew of 18 officers and 126 enlisted personnel arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. While at the Shipyard, Pasadena will complete various maintenance work and several system upgrades.