USS DALLAS SSN 700
The Dallas (SSN 700) is 13th Los Angeles-class attack submarine and the first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the City of Dallas, Texas. The keel was laid down on October 9, 1976. She was christened and launched on April 28, 1979, by Mrs. William P. Clements, Jr., and was commissioned on July 18, 1981, with Capt. Donald R. Ferrier in command. SSN 700 is the first submarine of the Los Angeles-class to be originally built with an all-digital fire control (tracking and weapon) system and sonar system.
August 27, 1981 USS Dallas damaged her lower rudder when she ran aground while approaching the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center site at Andros Island, Bahamas. The submarine worked herself free after several hours and returned on the surface to Groton, Conn., for minor repairs to its forward group of main balast tanks and the rudder.
October 19, SSN 700 commenced a three-week Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise (ASWEX) 1-82. Completed its first Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE) on Nov. 24.
December 18, Cmdr. Warren A. Rawson, Jr., relieved Capt. Donald R. Ferrier as CO of the Dallas.
January 2, USS Dallas departed Naval Submarine Base New London for a five-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at Newport News, Va.
In Fall 1982, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine entered the dry-dock four times for emergent repairs to its secondary propulsion motor.
December 3, USS Dallas departed Groton, Conn., for its maiden deployment.
April 29, 1983 SSN 700 returned to homeport after a five-month Mediterranean deployment. The Dallas made port calls to La Maddalena, Italy; Naples, Italy; and Toulon, France.
In early December, USS Dallas visited Galveston, Texas. Commenced a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) in January 1984.
May 18, USS Dallas departed homeport for a seven-month Indian Ocean deployment. She circumnavigated the globe by transiting the Cape of Good Hope and Panama Canal; Port calls to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory; HMAS Stirling and Albany, Australia.
February 4, 1985 Cmdr. Francis W. LaCroix relieved Cmdr. Warren A. Rawson, Jr., as the 3rd commanding officer of Dallas.
In June, USS Dallas entered the dry-dock for emergent repairs to its secondary propulsion motor. In September, the sub supported CNO project at Exuma Sound range off Bahamas and made a port call to Port Everglades, Fla.
January 2?, 1986 The Dallas departed Groton for a four-month Mediterranean deployment.
In October, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine entered the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton for a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).
In January 1987, USS Dallas visited St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Entered the dry-dock in late January to corect a material problem with the sonar dome; Underway from March through April for a major ASW exercise in the western Atlantic; Underway for PCO operations in May.
June 18, Cmdr. Carl B. Dunn relieved Cmdr. Francis W. LaCroix as CO of the Dallas.
In September, USS Dallas participated in a large NATO exercise Ocean Safari in the North Atlantic and SHAREM 71 off the coast of Norway. Port visit to Brest, France, in early October.
From January through April 1988, SSN 700 conducted Pre-Overseas Movement (POM) upkeep, workups and certification.
From May through July, USS Dallas was deployed to North Atlantic. In September, she participated in Operation Fertile Virgo and arrived in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for an 11-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP); Returned to Groton in September 1989; Participated in ASWEX 1-90 in November; Underway in support of CNO project in December and January, to evaluate the new BQQ-5D Sonar System.
August 7, 1990 USS Dallas departed homeport for a scheduled six-month Mediterranean deployment.
December 18, 1992 Cmdr. John J. Schwanz relieved Cmdr. Richard P. Terpstra as the 6th CO of Dallas.
From October through December 1993, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine was deployed to North Atlantic. Underway for acoustic trials at Exuma Sound in March 1994; Underway for Atlantic Ocean deployment from June through September; Commenced a two-month SRA in October; Deployed again from April through July 1995.
August 1, Cmdr. John C. Kamp relieved Cmdr. John J. Schwanz as commanding officer of the USS Dallas.
In September 1995, USS Dallas entered the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittrery, Maine, for a two-and-a-half year Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO).
April 4, 2000 USS Dallas departed NSB New London for a scheduled six-month Mediterranean deployment. This will be the first ever Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) deployment of an Los Angleles-class attack submarine. DDS can allow special operations forces including Navy SEALs to deploy undetected from deployed submarines.
August 30, USS Dallas conducted the first ever swap-out of the DDS for a Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) in a foreign port.
September 7, SSN 700 arrived again in Aksaz Naval Base in Turkey for a brief port call after supporting the NATO triennial major submarine escape and rescue (SMER) exercise Sorbet Royal 2000.
From November 14-17, the Dallas was underway in support of USS Augusta (SSN 710) POMCERT in the Narragansett Bay Op. Area. Underway in support of USS Seawolf (SSN 21) operational evaluation from Nov. 28- Dec. 11; Underway for local operations from Feb. 1-12, 2001; Commenced a two-month SRA on March 8; Underway for ISE from May 22-26.
From June 11-29, USS Dallas was underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE). Inport Port Canaveral, Fla., from June 23-26; Underway in support of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) BG's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) from July 30- Aug. 23; Underway for ORSE from Aug. 24-26; Underway for local operations from Sept. 5-7; Underway for ISE from Dec. 8-21; Brief stop in Port Canaveral on Dec. 17.
April 4, 2002 USS Dallas departed Naval Submarine Base New London for a scheduled deployment.
July 19, 2004 SSN 700 departed Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, after a brief port visit. She is currently on a six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
July 29, 2006 USS Dallas, commanded by Cmdr Gard Clark, departed Groton, Conn., for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
September 21, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine departed Souda Bay, Crete, after a three-day port call.
November 11, SSN 700 departed Manama, Bahrain, following a week-long port visit that allowed the crew to conduct mid-deployment maintenance and take part in some well-earned liberty.
May 8, 2008 USS Dallas pulled to Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia to conduct a Voyage Repair Period.
August 4, The Dallas moored at HMNB Gibraltar, British overseas teritory, for a routine port call.
August 21, USS Dallas returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
October 28, The Dallas recently concluded an eight-day torpedo exercise TACDEVEX 08-08, in the Cape Cod operation areas, with USS Nicholas (FFG 47) and the Dutch submarine HNLMS Walrus (SSK S802).
December 3, SSN 700 arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for an Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO).
August 3, 2009 Cmdr. George Arnold relieved Cmdr. David Roberts as CO of USS Dallas during a change-of-command ceremony at Squalus Memorial Park in Kittery, Maine.
February 27, 2011 The Dallas recently participated in Anti-Submarine Warfare Integration Training Initiative (ASWITI) off the coast of Florida, with the ships from Destroyer Squadron 24, in preparation for the upcoming deployment.
September 8, USS Dallas arrived at Navy Support Faclity (NSF) Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory, to get tender support from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).
November 26, SSN 700 recently moored at Toulon Naval Base, France, for a routine port call.
December 14, USS Dallas returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a six-month deployment in the Central Command AoO. The crew made port calls in Rota, Spain; Manama, Bahrain; Fujaihra and Jebel Ali, U.A.E.
February 23, 2012 Cmdr. Jack E. Houdeshell relieved Cmdr. George Arnold as commanding officer of SSN 700 during a ceremony at the NSB New London's Shepherd of the Sea chapel. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine recently participated in a multinational amphibious assault exercise Bold Aligator 2012.
April 25, USS Dallas moored outboard the USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in Port Everglades, Fla., for a five-day port visit to participate in the 22nd Broward Navy Days' Fleet Week.
May 3, 2013 USS Dallas departed Groton, Conn., for its last major deployment.
July 1, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd, Bahrain, for an eight-day port call; Inport KBSP again from Aug. 13-19; Returned to Mediterranean on Aug. 25.??
September 24, USS Dallas is currently participating in an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise with the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) ships and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), in the Gulf of Oman.
October 6, SSN 700 arrived in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory, for a routine port call.
November 25, USS Dallas returned to homeport after a nearly seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR. She steamed more than 34,000 nautical miles and also made port calls to Spain and Portugal.
From January 26-29, 2014, the Dallas participated in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise Atlantic Shield with the Canadian Navy ships HMCS Windsor (SSK 877) and HMCS Halifax (FFH 330).
July 21, USS Dallas moored at CIAMA Submarine Naval Base in Rio de Janeiro for a week-long port visit, in conjunction with the Brazilian Navy Submarine Centennial celebration, before participating in exercises with the HMS Ambush (S120), FS Amethyste (S 605) and Brazilian Navy subs.
November 14, Cmdr. Edward K. Byers relieved Cmdr. Jack E. Houdeshell as CO of USS Dallas during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at NSB New London.
February 2, 2016 Capt. Oliver T. Lewis, Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 12 relieved of duty Cmdr. Edward Byers due to a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." Capt. Jack Houdeshell, deputy commander of SUBRON 4, assumed temporary command of the SSN 700.