USS NEWPORT NEWS SSN 750
The Newport News (SSN 750), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on April 19, 1982 and her keel was laid down on March 3, 1984. She was launched on March 15, 1986, sponsored by Mrs. Rosemary D. Trible, and commissioned on June 3, 1989, with Cmdr. Mark B. Keef in command.
October 3, 2002 USS Newport News departed Naval Station Nofolk for a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
January 6, 2003 SSN 750 moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) at Naval Support Activity La Maddalena in Sardinia, Italy, for a week-long Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV). Inport La Maddalena again from Feb. 11-15.
March 31, The Newport News pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, for a four-day port call to get tender support services from Emory S. Land.
April 23, USS Newport News returned to homeport after six-and-a-half month combat deployment. The sub launched 19 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
October 25, 2004 USS Newport News departed Apra Harbor, Guam, after a routine port call.
February 15, 2005 USS Newport News returned to Norfolk Naval Station after a six-month deployment in the U.S 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
March 4, Cmdr. Matthew A. Weingart relieved Cmdr. Frederick J. Capria as CO of the Newport News during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3. Capria reported as Newport News’ commanding officer in July 2002.
April 24, 2006 The nuclear-powered attack submarine is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
October 3, USS Newport News departed Norfolk for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
January 8, 2007 SSN 750 collided with the Japanese-flagged motor vessel Mogamigawa at approximately 10:15 p.m. (local time) in the Strait of Hormuz while the submarine was transiting submerged. No U.S. Sailors or merchant crew were injured. Overall damage to the sub is being evaluated. The propulsion plant was unaffected by this collision.
January 29, Rear Adm. Douglas J. McAneny, commander, Combined Task Force 54, completed administrative personnel actions involving select members of the Newport News crew, including relieving Cmdr. Matthew A. Weingart of command due to a lack of confidence in his ability to command. Capt. Norman B. Moore has temporarily assumed command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine.
April 24, USS Newport News returned to Norfolk after six-and-a-half month deployment.
October 1, 2009 The Newport News pulled into Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles, for a five-day port visit to Curacao.
October 15, USS Newport News returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. The submarine participated in the 50th UNITAS exercise with South American allies and visited ports of Panama City, Panama; and San Diego.
April 20, 2010 Cmdr. J. Carl Hartsfield relieved Cmdr. David W. Alldridge as CO of SSN 750 during a change-of-command ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station.
April 26, USS Newport News arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., for a Fleet Week 2010.
December 17, The Newport News returned to Norrfolk after a Friends and Family Tiger Cruise.
January 6, 2011 The Los Angeles-class attack submarine departed homeport for local operations.
February 21, USS Newport News departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.
August 18, SSN 750 pulled into Portsmouth, England, for a routine port call.
September 15, USS Newport News returned to homeport after traveled nearly 40,000 n.m. Port calls to Toulon, France; Faslane, Scotland; Haakonsvern, Norway; and Lisbon, Portugal.
December ?, 2011 USS Newport News entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a 23-month Engineered Overhaul (EOH).
August 2, 2013 Cmdr. Christopher J. Tarsa relieved Cmdr. J. Carl Hartsfield as the 12th CO of Newport News.
August 29, The Newport News departed dry-dock and moored to pierside location at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; Completed EOH on May 29, 2014.
July 29, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine departed Naval Station Norfolk for local operations.
August 15, Capt. Paul S. Snodgrass, Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 6, relieved of duty Cmdr. Christopher Tarsa due to a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." Cmdr. Roger E. Meyer, deputy commander at SUBRON 6, assumed temporary command of the USS Newport News.
September ?, Cmdr. Patrick B. Clark relieved Cmdr. Roger E. Meyer as CO of the Newport News.
September 11, 2015 Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo relieved Vice Adm. Michael J. Connor as Commander, Submarine Forces/Submarine Force Atlantic/Allied Submarine Command during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Newport News at Berth 2, Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk.
September 14, USS Newport News departed homeport for a routine training; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk for personnel transfer on Sept. 18; Moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., from Sept. 25- Oct. 2; Brief stop at Norfolk on Oct. 9; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 3 on Oct. 13; Underway for local operations on Nov. 14; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk on Nov. 20 and 23rd; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on Nov. 28; Underway again from Nov. 30- Dec. ? and Dec. 11-1?.
December 24, USS Newport News departed Norfolk for a scheduled deployment.
January 7, 2016 The Newport News moored at Haakonsvern Naval Base in Bergen, Norway, for a routine port call.
January 20, SSN 750 moored at Berth 50, South Mole in HM Naval Base Gibraltar, British overseas teritory, for a 17-day port call to conduct emergent repairs.
February 28, USS Newport News moored at West Berth K14, NATO Fueling Depot in Souda Bay, Crete, for a brief stop while participating in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Manta 16, in the Ionian Sea, from Feb. 19 through March 4; Brief stop at Berth K14 again on March 6; Transited the Suez Canal, escorted by USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), on March 9.
May 21, The Newport News transited the Suez Canal northbound, escorted by USS Gravely (DDG 107); Moored at Berth K14 in Souda Bay from May 23-26; Brief stop off Norfolk to embark Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board (NPEB) personal for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) on June 8.
June 10, USS Newport News moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk following a five-and-a-half month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR. The sub traveled 41,000 nautical miles and also made port call to Diego Garcia.
November 7, The Newport News moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk after a two-week underway for Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) operations.
November 10, Cmdr. Michael C. Grubb relieved Cmdr. Patrick B. Clark as CO of SSN 750 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.
November 21, USS Newport News moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 after underway for routine training; Underway in support of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) CSG's COMPTUEX, as part of opposition forces, on Nov. 28.