USS MICHIGAN
SSGN 727
  
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USS Michigan is the second Trident Class Nuclear Powered Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine and the third United States Navy vessel to bear the name of the state.

Blue Crew Patrols: #18 (March-May 88), #20 (Sept.-Nov. 88), #22 (March-June 89), #24 (Oct.-Dec. 89), #26 (April-July 90), #28 (), #30 (June-Aug. 91), #32 (Jan.-March 92), #34 Aug.-Oct. 92), #40 (April-June 94), #41 (Feb.-April 96), #43 (Sept.-Oct. 96), #45 (March-May 97), #47 (Oct.-Dec. 97), #49 (May-July 98), #51 (Jan.-March 99), #53 (July-Oct. 99), #55 (March-May 00), #57 (Oct. 00-Jan. 01), #59 (June-Aug. 01), #61 (Jan.-March 02), #63 (Aug.-Oct. 02).

Gold Crew Patrols: #17 (87-Jan. 88), #19 (June-Aug. 88), #21 (Dec. 88-March 89), #23 (July-Sept. 89), #25 (Dec. 89-April 90), #27 (Aug.-Oct. 90), #29 (Feb.-May 91), #31 (Sep.-Dec. 91), #33 (May-July 92), #39 (Jan.-March 94), #42 (June-Aug. 96), #58 (Feb.-May 01), #60 (Sept.-Dec. 01).

 

November 17, 1989 Capt. Mark B. Keef relieved Capt. B. D. Greeson as CO of the Gold Crew.

March 2, 1990 Capt. Harry P. Consaul III relieved Capt. Henry F. Herrera as CO of the Blue Crew.

December 14, Capt. Albert Z. Schwartz relieved Capt. Mark B. Keef as commanding officer of USS Michigan (Gold).

July 3, 1992 Capt. Neil P. Walsh relieved Capt. Harry P. Consaul III as CO of the Michigan (Blue).

August 1, Capt. Bruce S. Lemkin relieved Capt. Albert Z. Schwartz as CO of the SSBN 727 (Gold).

February 5, 1993 USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor, Wash., after completing its 35th strategic deterrent patrol.

May 14, USS Michigan (Blue) returned to Bangor after a seven-week strategic deterrent patrol.

July 29, USS Michigan Gold Crew successfully launched four Trident I missiles during a Follow-on CINC Evaluation Test. This was the last C4 test scheduled for the Pacific Test Range. All future C4 tests will be conducted on the Atlantic Test Range. SSBN (727) returned to Bangor Sept. 2 after its 37th patrol.

December 9, USS Michigan (Blue) returned to homeport after completing its 38th, two-month, strategic deterrent patrol.

July 11, 1994 Capt. Steven G. Slaton relieved Capt. Neil P. Walsh as CO of the USS Michigan (Green).

October 1, USS Michigan commenced the second Trident SSBN engineered overhaul (EOH). While Puget Sound Naval Shipyard managed the EOH, the site was relocated to Trident Refit Facility (TRF) Bangor, Wash. The EOH completed on June 7, 1995.

June 9, Crew split ceremony. Cmdr. Jonathan E. Sears took command of the Gold Crew. Capt. Steven G. Slaton CO of the Blue.

October 29, 1995 The Michigan (Gold) successfully launched a Trident I DASO missile during the post-EOH shakedown. The submarine completed strategic loadout and redeployed February 21, 1996.

June 4, Cmdr. Clare A. Hanson II relieved Capt. Steven G. Slaton as commanding officer of the SSBN 727 (Blue).

February 14, 1997 USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after completing its 44th strategic deterrent patrol.

September 12, USS Michigan (Gold) returned home after completing its 46th, three-month, strategic deterrent patrol.

April 8, 1998 USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after completing its 48th, two-and-a-half month, strategic deterrent patrol.

June 19, Cmdr. Thomas H. Barge II relieved Cmdr. Jonathan E. Sears as CO of the Gold Crew.

November 18, SSBN 727 (Gold) returned to homeport after completing its 50th, 10-week, strategic deterrent patrol.

April 6, 1999 Cmdr. Brian S. Coval relieved Capt. (sel) Clare A. Hanson II as CO of the Michigan (Blue) during a change-of-command cerremony at the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport.

June 13, USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor, Wash., after completing its 52nd, two-month, strategic deterrent patrol.

February 10, 2000 USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after two-and-a-half month patrol.

September 21, USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after completing its 56th, two-and-a-half amonth, strategic deterrent patrol.

November 17, Cmdr. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann III relieved Cmdr. Thomas H. Barge II as CO of the SSBN 727 (Gold).

December 5, 2001 Cmdr. Thomas M. Calabrese relieved Cmdr. Brian S. Coval as CO during a change-of-command cerremony at the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport, Wash.

July 7, 2002 USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after more than a two-month strategic deterrent patrol.

February 26, 2003 USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after completing its 64th, two-month, strategic deterrent patrol.

June 3, SSBN 727 (Blue) returned to Bangor after completing its 65th, two-month, strategic deterrent patrol.

October 6, USS Michigan (Gold) returned to homeport after more than a two-month patrol.

December 15, USS Michigan (Blue) returned to Bangor after completing its 67th and last strategic deterrent patrol.

February 2, 2004 USS Michigan (Green) departed Naval Submarine Base Bangor and entered the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) to commence Engineered Refueling Overhaul and eventual conversion from a fleet ballistic missile submarine to a guided-missile submarine. This process will include modifying the missile tubes and the interior compartments and upgrading the communications systems. Three other Ohio-class submarines - USS Ohio (SSGN 726), USS Florida (SSGN 728) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) are being converted from SSBNs to SSGNs.

June 12, 2007 USS Michigan (SSGN 727), commanded by Cmdr. Terry R. Takats, returned to active servise in a ceremony held in Bremerton, Wash.

August 10, Capt. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann, III, (Blue) and Capt. Charles J. Doty (Gold) relieved Cmdr. Terry Takats as commanding officer of the Michigan during a ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor’s Deterrent Park.

November 10, 2008 USS Michigan (Blue) departed homeport for a maiden deployment as a guided-missile submarine.

July 28, 2009 Capt. Jerry Logan relieved Capt. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann as CO of the Michigan (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at Polaris Point. The guided-missile submarine arrived in Guam July 24 for mid-deployment maintenance and a crew exchange.

October 10, SSGN 727 moored at Berth 12 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a nine-day port call.

November 17, Capt. Philip G. McLaughlin relieved Capt. Charles J. Doty as commanding officer of the Michigan (Gold) in a ceremony held at the Parche Submarine Memorial Park on Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

December 12, USS Michigan (Gold) returned to homeport after a 13-month underway period. While deployed the ship visited Singapore, Japan and South Korea. SSGN 727 will off-load the over 100 cruise missiles and 40 tons of weapons and explosives it carried on deployment, and then go directly into a four-month major maintenance period and dry-docking at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

June 28, 2010 USS Michigan (Blue) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit. The ship departed Bangor, Wash., April 29 for its second SSGN deployment.

September 28, SSGN 727 pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka (FAY) for a routine port call.

November 20, USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after a three-month underway period.

December 24, USS Michigan (Blue) arrived in Busan, ROK, for a routine port visit.

April 30, 2011 The guided-missile submarine pulled into Busan for another port call to Republic of Korea.

June 2, USS Michigan (Gold) returned to Bangor after completing a 13-month deployment.

June 8, The Michigan arrived at Naval Magazine Indian Island, Wash., to offload ammunition.

June 14, SSGN 727 arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to begin a major maintenance period.

July 15, Capt. James E. Horten relieved Capt. Jerry Logan as CO of USS Michigan (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor's Deterrent Park.

November 18, Capt. Robert V. James, III relieved Capt. Philip G. McLaughlin as CO of the Michigan (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport.

January 3, 2012 USS Michigan pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, to get tender support services from USS Frank Cable (AS 40).

March 1, The Michigan (Gold) is currently conducting ordnance onload at Naval Base Guam. This is the first SSGN reload to take place in Guam.

April 13, SSGN 727 (Gold) recently arrived in HMAS Stirling at Garden Island, Australia, for a scheduled port visit. Returned to HMAS Stirling on April 22.

May 21, The guided-missile submarine emergency sortied from Apra Harbor in advance of the developing tropical depression.

June 13, USS Michigan (Blue) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a six-day port visit.

September 20, USS Michigan (Gold) departed Apra Harbor after an extended upkeep with USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).

November 1?, SSGN 727 returned to Bangor, Wash., after a 12-month western Pacific patrol.

April 12, 2013 Capt. Erik A. Burian relieved Capt. James E. Horten as CO of the Michigan (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport.

November 2, USS Michigan (Gold) departed Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) after an 11-month Major Maintenance Period (MMP).

December ?, USS Michigan (Blue) departed Bangor for its fourth western Pacific patrol as a guided-missile submarine.

December 17, Capt. Benjamin J. Pearson, III relieved Capt. Robert V. James, III as CO of the Michigan (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Chapel.

December 19, SSGN 727 recently pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a training availability (TRAV).?

March 25, 2014 USS Michigan moored at New Container Terminal (NCT) 1 in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a routine port call.

August 10, The Michigan (Gold) moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a four-day port visit.

December 30, USS Michigan (Blue) recently moored at Bravo Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for its voyage repair and crew swap period; Moored at Bravo Wharf in Mid-February.

June 23, 2015 The Michigan (Blue) moored at Berth 1 in Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit.

July 6, The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine moored at Berth 12 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for an extended 12-day port call.

July 7, Capt. Joseph M. Turk relieved Capt. Erik A. Burian as CO of the SSGN 727 (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at the CFAY's Fleet Theater.

August 1, USS Michigan moored at Ammunition Pier, Naval Magazine Indian Island in Port Townsend, Wash., after completed an extended 20-month patrol. The sub also made port calls to Perth, Australia; and Sasebo, Japan.

August 11, The Michigan returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after offloading ordnance in preparation for a 12-month Major Maintenance Period (MMP) at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

August 28, Capt. Gustavo Gutierrez relieved Capt. Benjamin J. Pearson, III as CO of the USS Michigan (Gold) during a change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor's Deterrent Park.

July 8, 2016 USS Michigan undocked from Dry Dock #2 and moored at Pier 5 on Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.