USS Alaska (SSBN 732)

"Alert, Confident, Able"


USS Alaska (SSBN-732), is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1986. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the Territory of Alaska or the State of Alaska.
The contract to build Alaska was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 27 February 1978 and her keel was laid down there on 9 March 1983. She was launched on 12 January 1985, sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Stevens, and commissioned on 25 January 1986, with Captain Paul L. Callahan in command of the Blue Crew and Captain Charles J. Chotvacs in command of the Gold Crew. Alaska's original home port was Bangor, Washington.
Alaska's current home port is Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia.

Facts and Figures

Builders: Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Ct.
Powerplant: One nuclear reactor, one shaft
Length: 560 feet (109.73 meters)
Beam: 42 feet
Displacement: Approx. 18,750 tons (17,010 metric tons)

Submerged Speed: 20+ knots (23+ MPH; 36,8+ KPH)
Crew: 13 officers, 121 enlisted
Armament: 24 Missile tubes, 4 Torpedo tubes

 Alaska Blue Leadership

CDR William DullCommanding Officer
LCDR Matthew RyanExecutive Officer
FTCS Jeffrey BortzfieldChief Of The Boat

 Alaska Gold Leadership

CDR Adam ThomasCommanding Officer
LCDR Shawn VrabelExecutive Officer
MTCM Jonothan Van NoyChief Of The Boat


Reporting Aboard

Congratulations on your orders to USS ALASKA!

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the east coast homeport for the Ohio-class fleet ballistic and guided missile submarines and the only naval base in the Atlantic fleet capable of supporting the Trident II (D-5) missile. Established in 1978, the base is home to Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, Trident Training Facility, Trident Refit Facility, Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, and other support-providing commands.

All new check-ins must initially report to Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) in accordance with official PCS orders. NSSC is located in the Pre-Deployment Training Building (PDTB), Building 1059. PDTB is also home to Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, all off-crew offices for units home ported in Kings Bay (to include the USS ALASKA Off-Crew Office) and other various support commands.
Driving Directions
To Pre-Deployment Training Building from Jacksonville International Airport: Exit the airport onto Airport Road. Turn left to merge onto I-95 N toward Savannah. Take exit 1 toward St Mary’s Rd. Turn right onto St Mary’s Rd and proceed east towards the base. To best ensure you have the best driving directions, consult with Google Maps or another mapping web site for specific directions to the PDTB, Building 1059. 

Note: Ensure to report in the appropriate uniform for the season with a regulation haircut. Bring all records, orders, endorsements, travel-related receipts, new address, etc. After hours, please make sure you leave a good contact number (i.e. cell phone/relative/friend), in case we need to reach you prior to the next work day. SUBGRU 10 employs a 24-hour Watch Officer that can be contacted by calling (912) 674-2247.
Mailing Address
Your Name/Rate
USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) (Blue/Gold)
Unit 100248 Box 1 
FPO AA 34090

Important Phone Numbers
(DSN Prefix - 573)
USS ALASKA Quarterdeck
(912) 573-2323
USS ALASKA Command Duty Officer           
(912) 674-8653
Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC)
(912) 573-2333
Housing Referral Office
(912) 573-2056
Navy Gateway Inn & Suites
(912) 573-4871/4971
Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC)        
(912) 573-4512
Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)
(912) 573-3988
(912) 573-4242
COMSUBGRU 10 Command Duty Officer
(912) 674-2247 (Cell)
Useful Websites
Fleet and Family Readiness for Kings Bay Area
Information on Military Housing
Information on Childcare
Various subject dealing with relocation
Navy Exchange Information
Military Installation Overview