USS BREMERTON
SSN 698
  
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The Bremerton (SSN 698) is the 11th Los Angeles-class attack submarine and the second ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Bremerton, Washington. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on January 24, 1972, and her keel was laid down on May 8, 1976. She was launched on July 22, 1978, sponsored by Mrs. Henry M. Jackson, and commissioned on March 28, 1981, in Groton, Conn., with Capt. Thomas H. Anderson in command.

From April 3-11, 1981, the Bremerton was underway for a port visit to Port Canaveral, Fla. Underway again on April 30.

May 4, USS Bremerton pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., for a six-day port call before conducting weapons certification testing at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range off Andros Island, Bahamas, and sound trials at Exuma Sound; Returned to Naval Submarine Base New London on June 1; Underway fo Independent Steaming Exercises (ISE) and Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE) from June 2-11; Underway for POMCERT from June 22-26; Departed Groton, Conn., for the last time on July 11; Transited Cape of Good Hope on July 25.

September 27, The Bremerton moored outboard the USS Dixie (AD 14) in Diego Garcia, for a two-day port call.

October 5, USS Bremerton arrived in HMAS Stirling for a week-long port visit to Perth, Australia.

October 28, USS Bremerton arrived in its homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor after three-and-a-half month Indian Ocean deployment.

From December 11-18, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine was underway for local operations.

January 4, 1982 USS Bremerton entered the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a seven-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).

May 29, Capt. D. S. Wright relieved Capt. Thomas H. Anderson as commanding officer of SSN 698.

September 20, The Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor for a transit to the West Coast.

October 7, USS Bremerton moored at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Wash., for a five-day port visit to its namesake city.

October 15, The Bremerton arrived in Naval Air Station Alameda for a four-day port visit to San Francisco, Calif. Inport San Diego, Calif., from Oct. 22-25; Returned home on Nov. 7.

March 24, 1983 USS Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor for its maiden six-month western Pacific deployment.

April 24, SSN 698 arrived in Chinhae Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a four-day port call. Inport Subic Bay, Philippines, from May 22-29.

June 3, USS Bremerton moored at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore for a four-day port visit.

June 12, The Bremerton moored at Naval Station Subic Bay for a brief stop before participating in MULTIPLEX. Inport Subic Bay again from June 21-27.

July 3, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a three-week upkeep. Returned to homeport on Oct. 1.

From January 7 through Feb. 6, 1984, the Bremerton was underway for special operations. Underway for ISE from Feb. 13-22; Underway for PCO operations on Feb. 27; Anchored off Lahaina, Maui, from March 3-5; Underway for sea trials from March 26-29; Underway for ISE from April 16-19; Underway for POMCERT from April 23-27.

May 5, USS Bremerton departed homeport for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

July 10, The Bremerton pulled into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a two-week upkeep.

July 27, USS Bremerton moored outboard the USNS Passumpsic (T-AO 107) in Hong Kong for four-day port visit. Returned to Pearl Harbor on Aug. 11.

From October 1 through Nov. 1, SSN 698 was underway for a port visit to San Francisco, Calif., to participate in Fleet Week celebration. Inport NSB Point Loma from Oct. 7-8; Inport NAS Alameda from Oct. 14-18.

January 19, 1985 Cmdr. Alan R. Beam relieved Capt. D. S. Wright as CO of the USS Bremerton.

February 22, The Bremerton anchored off Lahaina, Maui, for a three-day port visit. Dependent's Cruise en route home on Feb. 25.

April 15, USS Bremerton entered the dry-dock at PHNSY for a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Undocked on July 9; Underway for sea trials from Aug. 3-9; Underway for TRE workups from Aug. 13-23; Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) from Aug. 28-30.

From September 4-30, SSN 698 was underway for operations in the eastern Pacific. Underway for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercises from Dec. 2-6 and 9-13th; Underway for POMCERT from Dec. 16-20.

December 27, USS Bremerton departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment. Upkeep in Yokosuka, Japan, from Jan. 5-12, 1986; Inport Chinhae, ROK, from Jan. 18-22.

January 27, The Bremerton pulled into Naval Station Subic Bay for a five-day port call. Inport Subic Bay again from Feb. 17-23; Port call to Sasebo, Japan, from March 1-3; Philippine Sea operations from March 7-13; Brief stop in Yokosuka on March 16; Inport Chinhae, ROK, from April 14-18; Inport Yokosuka from May 16-17.

May 23, USS Bremerton moored outboard the USS Proteus (AS 19) in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a 13-day Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV).

June 13, SSN 698 returned to Pearl Harbor after five-and-a-half month deployment.

August 27, The Bremerton departed homeport for eastern Pacific operations in support of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) projects.

September 3, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine moored at Ranch Point Pier in Nannose, B.C., for a two-day port call. Inport Bangor, Wash., from Sept. 7-8.

October 4, USS Bremerton arrived in Bremerton, Wash., for a three-day port visit after supporting annual Canadian Fleet Exercise MARCOT '86, from Sept. 24- Oct. 2; Inport NAS Alameda from Oct. 15-19; Returned to Pearl Harbor on Oct. 24; Underway for TRE workups from Dec. 8-12.

From February 11 through March 13, 1987, USS Bremerton was underway for western Pacific operations. Inport Subic Bay from Feb. 17-18 and Feb. 23- March 1; Brief stop at Johnston Atoll on March 10 to onload personel for ORSE; Underway for VIP operations from March 24-27; In dry-dock for resin discharge from May 19- June 24; Underway for ASW operations with USS San Francisco (SSN 711) from July 13-23; Port visit to Lahaina, Maui, from Aug. 8-10; Underway for WESTPAC operations from Sept. 23 through Nov. 14.

February 18, 1988 Cmdr. John C. McMacken relieved Cmdr. Alan R. Beam as commanding officer of the Bremerton.

From March 11-14, the Bremerton was underway for a Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Maui.

June 7, USS Bremerton entered the Dry Dock #2 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a three-year Regular Overhaul (ROH).

March 2, 1990 Cmdr. Louis A. Hughes relieved Cmdr. John C. McMacken as CO of the USS Bremerton.

April 6, SSN 689 departed dry-dock and moved to a pierside location at PHNSY. Completed the extended 45-month ROH in March 1992; Underway in May to conduct sound trials off Ketchikan, Alaska; Completed resing dicharge at PHNSY in October; Arrived in NSB Point Loma in November to replace an imploded sonar dome.

August 14, 1992 Cmdr. John M. Crochet relieved Cmdr. Louis A. Hughes as the 5th CO of Bremerton.

May 3, 1993 USS Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the USS Independence (CV 62) Battle Group.

June 1, The Bremerton arrived in HMAS Stirling at Garden Island, Australia, for a four-day port call. Inport Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory, from July 1-7.

August 19, SSN 698 pulled into Apta Harbor, Guam, for a three-week upkeep. Port visit to Hong Kong from Sept. 22-26; Inport Yokosuka, Japan, from Oct. 8-18.

November 3, USS Bremerton returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.

From January 29 through Feb. 17, 1994, the Bremerton was underway for Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) operations. Underway for ORSE workups from March 14-18, March 22-31 and April 12-20; Underway for ORSE from April 26- May 5.

June 13, USS Bremerton departed homeport for eastern Pacific operations in support of CNO projects. Inport NSB Point Loma from June 19-22; Inport NAS Alameda, Calif., from July 1-5.

July 8, SSN 698 arrived in Naval Submarine Base Bangor for a four-day port call before conducting operations at Nanoose test range off British Columbia, Canada. Inport CFB Esquimalt, B.C., from July 16-20; Port visit to Bangor, Wash., from July 20-23; Returned home on July 29; Underway for PCO operations from Aug. 4-19.

August 20, USS Bremerton entered the dry-dock at PHNSY for emergent repairs. Undocked on Nov. 2; Underway for local operations from Nov. 3-10; Underway for Encounter Exercise with the Constellation Battle Group from Nov. 14-22; Underway for TRE workups from Nov. 28- Dec. 9; Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) from Dec. 12-16.

January 14, 1995 USS Bremerton entered the floating dry-dock USS Competente (AFDM 6) at Pearl Harbor for a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

May 18, Cmdr. Ronald R. Cox relieved Cmdr. John M. Crochet as CO of the Bremerton.

June 22, USS Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor for acoustic trials at the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) range in Behm Canal, off Ketchikan, Alaska, and to conduct ORSE. Inport CFB Esquimalt, British Columbia, from June 30- July 6; Returned home on July 27; Underway for local operations from Sept. 5-8 and 25-28th; Underway for POMCERT and TRE from Oct. 2-13.

October 26, USS Bremerton departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the USS Independence BG. Inport Apra Harbor from Nov. 3-6.

November 18, SSN 698 pulled into Yokosuka, Japan, for a four-day port call after participated in ANNUALEX '95. Inport Yokosuka again from Dec. 2-5; Port call to Hong Kong from Dec. 28- Jan. 2.

January 6, 1996 The Bremerton arrived in Fleet Activities Sasebo for a 13-day upkeep. Inport Subic Bay, Philippines, from March 17-23; Upkeep in Guam from March 28- April 14.

April 26, USS Bremerton returned to homeport after a six-month deployment.

From May 24-28, the Bremerton was underway for a Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Maui.

From June 17 through July 24, 1997, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine was underway for a Midshipmen Cruise and in support of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) BG's FLEETEX, off the coast of southern California. Inport San Diego, Calif., from July 3-8.

September 10, USS Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment. Upkeep in Yokosuka, Japan, from Sept. 22- Oct. 10.

October 15, The Bremerton arrived in Chinhae Naval Base, ROK, for a five-day port call. Inport Fleet Activities Sasebo from Nov. 22-28.

December 3, SSN 698 moored outboard the USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a four-day FMAV. Inport Guam again from Dec. 11-15; Port call to Sasebo from Dec. 22-31; Upkeep in Apra Harbor from Jan. 27 through Feb. 7, 1998.

February 14, USS Bremerton arrived in Suva, Fiji, for a six-day port visit. Returned to homeport on March 2.

From April 16-20, the Bremerton was underway for a Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Maui. Underway for a Midshipmen Cruise off the East Coast from May 27- July 2; Underway in support of RIMPAC '98 from July 24-31.

August 18, USS Bremerton arrived in its new homeport of Naval Submarine Base Point Loma in San Diego, Calif., after a five-day transit from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

From February 10-11, 1999, the Bremerton was underway for sea trials after a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Underway for acoustic sea trials from Feb. 21- March 1; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE) from March 2-15.

March 11, USS Bremerton used one ADCAP torpedo to sink the derelict forebody of the merchant ship New Carissa, off the Oregon coast.

From March 22- April 1, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine was underway for local operations. Underway again from May 13-23 and June 4-10; Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) from June 21- July 2; Underway for local operations from Aug. 5-6, 9-14 and Aug. 24- Sept. 3.

September 18, USS Bremerton, commanded by Cmdr. Robert L. Thomas, departed NAB Point Loma for a scheduled six-month western Pacific deployment.

October 4, The Bremerton pulled into Yokosuka, Japan, for an 11-day upkeep. Inport Apra Harbor, Guam, from Nov. 22- Dec. 3; Port visit to Pattaya, Thailand, from Dec. 13-19.

December 22, SSN 698 moored at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore for a 12-day port call. Inport Chinhae, Republic of Korea, from Jan. 12-14 and Feb. 17-18, 2000.

February 22, USS Bremerton pulled again into Apra Harbor for a 10-day port call. Returned to San Diego on March 18.

From November 30 through December 19, the Bremerton was underway for a port visit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

February 2, 2001 USS Bremerton, commanded by Cmdr. Brian K. Nutt, moored at Pier 2, Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif., for a four-day port visit to San Francisco. Underway in support of COMPTUEX from Feb. 17-27; Underway for Pre Overseas Movement Certification (POMCERT) from May 8-16.

June 4, USS Bremerton departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

June 18, SSN 698 moored outboard the USS Frank Cable in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a two-day port call.

August 11, The Bremerton anchored off Pattaya Beach, Thailand, for a six-day port visit. Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV) with USS Franck Cable in Guam from Aug. 29- Sept. 14 after participated in a Multi-Sail exercise.

September 20, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine moored at Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for an 11-day port call. Inport White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, from Nov. 4-5.

November 11, The Bremerton pulled into Yokosuka, Japan, for a six-day port call after participated in ANNUALEX. Inport Pearl Harbor from Nov. 24-27.

December 4, USS Bremerton returned to homeport after a six-month deployment.

February 23, 2002 SSN 698 departed Point Loma for a transit to Bangor, Wash., to onload an exercise TLAM-N. Inport Naval Submarine Base Bangor from Feb. 26-28; Returned home on March 5; Underway for Torpedo shoot from March 11-13.

March 21, The Bremerton entered the floating dry-dock USS Arco (ARDM 5) at NSB Point Loma for a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Undocked on April 29.

March 14, 2003 USS Bremerton, commanded by Cmdr. Charles J. Logan, departed Naval Amphibious Base Point Loma for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

March 25, The Bremerton moored at Berth 11 in Yokosuka, Japan, for a four-day port visit. Port call to Apra Harbor, Guam, from May 6-13; Port visit to Saipan from May 14-20; Inport Apra Harbor again from May 23-30.

June 25, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine pulled again into Yokosuka for a two-week upkeep.

July 1, Rear Adm. John J. Donnelly relieved Rear Adm. Joseph E. Enright as Commander, Submarine Group 7 and Task Force 54/74 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Bremerton at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.

July 21, USS Bremerton returned to San Diego after more than a four-month underway period.

September 16, USS Bremerton arrived in its new homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after a six-day transit from San Diego, Calif.

February 2, 2004 SSN 698 entered the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a three-year Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO). Entered the Dry Dock #1 on Feb. 24.

December 9, 2005 Cmdr. Thomas A. Zwolfer relieved Cmdr. Charles J. Logan as commanding officer of the USS Bremerton during a ceremony at the USS Bowfin Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 13, The Bremerton moved from dry-dock to Berth B1 at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

March 14, 2007 USS Bremerton returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after completing the first set of sea trials in more than three years.

March 4, 2008 Cmdr. Howard C. Warner III relieved Cmdr. Thomas Zwolfer as CO of the Bremerton during a change-of-command ceremony at Pearl Harbor.

July 29, USS Bremerton departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

October 10, The Los Angeles-class submarine recently departed Singapore after a seven-day port visit.

December 22, The Bremerton recently arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a scheduled port call.

January 29, 2009 USS Bremerton returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.

August 26, SSN 698 pulled into Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton for a goodwill port visit.

January 21, 2010 The Bremerton departed dry-dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard after a two months of intensive work.

March 9, USS Bremerton completed a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at the PHNSY&IMF.

July 30, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises, off the coast of Hawaii.

August 6, Cmdr. Caleb A. Kerr relieved Cmdr. Cmdr. Howard C. Warner, III as commanding officer of SSN 698.

April 5, 2011 USS Bremerton departed homeport for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.

June 21, The Bremerton moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) at Mina Salman Port in Manama, Bahrain, for a Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV).

August 23, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine is currently participating in a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore exercise with the U.S. and Singaporean navy ships.

October 5, USS Bremerton returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.

May 25, 2012 SSN 698 arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton for a scheduled visit to its namesake city.

October 29, USS Bremerton departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

December 29, The Bremerton moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for tender support services.

January 21, 2013 USS Bremerton arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a brief stop to conduct personnel transfer. Inport Fleet Activities Sasebo from Jan. 24-30; Inport Fleet Activities Yokosuka from March 8-14.

April 16, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a routine port call; Brief stop in Sasebo on May 13.

May 30, USS Bremerton returned to homeport after a seven-month deployment. The sub also made port call to Chinhae, Republic of Korea.

July 26, Cmdr. Wesley P. Bringham relieved Cmdr. Caleb A. Kerr as CO of the Bremerton during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

January 30, 2014 The Bremerton entered the Dry Dock #1 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a 12-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA); Undocked on July 23.

January 15, 2015 SSN 698 returned to Pearl Harbor after underway for sea trials; Brief stop at Pearl Harbor for personnel transfer on Feb. 3.

February 25, USS Bremerton moored at Pier D, Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., for a five-day port visit to its namesake city.

August 4, The Bremerton departed homeport for routine operations in the Hawaiian Op. Area.

December 14, USS Bremerton departed departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

December 25, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine moored at Navy Pier, White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, for a four-day liberty port visit.

February 22, 2016 USS Bremerton moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a five-day port visit.

March 16, The Bremerton moored at Somo Do Piers on Chinhae Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a five-day port visit before participating in annual joint exercise Foal Eagle.

April 6, SSN 698 moored at Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a week-long upkeep; Brief stop off Sasebo on April 17, 20, 21 and 23rd; Brief stop of White Beach, Okinawa, on May 23.

June 15, USS Bremerton moored at Wharf S11 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a six-month deployment. The sub traveled more than 30,000 nautical miles and also made port calls to Apra Harbor, Guam.

August 5, Cmdr. Travis W. Zettel relieved Cmdr. Wesley P. Bringham as the 15th CO of Bremerton during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Berth S1A.