USS MIAMI SSN 755
The Miami (SSN 755), an "improved" Los Angeles-class attack submarine, was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after Miami, Florida. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on November 28, 1983, and her keel was laid down on October 24, 1986. She was christened and launched on November 12, 1988. Mrs. Jane P. Wilkinson served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Thomas W. Mader is the prospective commanding officer.
April 3, 1990 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Miami underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha "A") sea trials.
June 30, USS Miami was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, CT.
From July 5- Aug. 15, the Miami was underway for a shakedown cruise. Port call to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, from July 17-25; Underway for Dependent's Day Cruise on Aug. 18.
September 7, Cmdr. Houston K. Jones relieved Cmdr. Thomas W. Mader as CO of the SSN 755. Underway again from Sept. 28 through Nov. 14; Port call to Port Everglades, Fla., from Oct. 17-20; Underway for local operations from Nov. 28- Dec. 14.
August 15, 1991 USS Miami departed Groton for sea trials after a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). In dry-dock at Electric Boat shipyard for repairs to retractable bow planes system from Aug. 17-22; Underway for sea trials from Aug. 23-25.
September 2, USS Miami moored at Canadian Forces Base Shearwater Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a four-day port visit. Returned home on Sept. 12 after conducting shallow water operations with USS Albuquerque (SSN 706).
From Sept. 16- Oct. 18, the Miami was underway for acoustic trials in the Exuma Sound range and testing off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. In Port Everglades from Sept. 20-26; In Port Canaveral, Fla., for bridge hatch repairs from Oct. 1-3; In Port Evergades again for Broward County Days from Oct. 11-15.
From Nov. 5-27, the Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine was underway in the eastern Atlantic for LANTSUBASWEX 1-91. Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) in the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) at Andros Island, Bahamas, from Dec. 2-16.
January 10, 1992 USS Miami moored at Trident Refit wharf at NSB Kings Bay, Ga., for upkeep. In dry-dock from Jan. 13-30; Underway on Feb. 3 and returned home on 10th.
February 25, SSN 755 departed NSB New London to participate in exercise Teamwork '92 in the northern Atlantic. Port call to Trondheim, Norway, from March 26-31; Returned home on April 10.
May 28, The Miami departed Groton, Conn., for testing in the AUTEC range. Port call to Port Canaveral from June 5-9.
June 12, USS Miami pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for magnetic deperming at Lambert's Point from June 15-17; Port call to Port Everglades from June 22-25; Returned to Groton on Jun 29 after participating in Tactical Development Exercise (TDE) in the Narragansett Bay Op. Area; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination (ORSE) from June 30- July 1; Underway for TDE in the Boston OPAREA from July 29- Aug. 3; Underway again on Aug. 13 for testing in the AUTEC.
August 26, USS Miami pulled into Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., for a two-day port call. Returned to Kings Bay on Sept. 9 for emergent repairs; In TRF dry-dock from Sept. 10-14; Returned home on Sept. 18; Underway for Pre-overseas Movement (POM) workup and certification from Oct. 21- Nov. 13; Port call to Port Everglades from Oct. 30- Nov. 3; Arrived in NSB Kings Bay on Nov. 4 for repairs; In dry-dock from Nov. 5-9.
November 30, USS Miami departed Groton for its maiden Mediterranean deployment.
March 15, 1993 Cmdr. Don H. Potter, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Houston K. Jones as CO of the Miami during a change-of-command ceremony at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.
April 29, USS Miami returned to homeport after a five-month underway period. The sub made several port calls to La Maddalena, Italy, for upkeep and visited Haifa, Israel; also participated in NATO submarine exercise Dogfish.
From June 21 through July 17, the Miami was underway for Independent Steaming Exercise (ISE) and support services. Port calls to Port Everglades (June 24-28) and Port Canaveral (July 6-12); Underway for local operations from July 19-30.
August 31, SSN 755 emergency sortied from NSB New London to avoid the Hurricane Emily. Underway for Minefield Penetration operations and ISE in the Narragansett Op. Area from Sept. 20- Oct. 4; Underway for Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) operations in the Puerto Rican Op. Area from Oct. 25- Nov. 22; In dry-dock through Nov. 30; Underway for ORSE on Jan. 4.
From January 19-28, 1994, USS Miami was underway for Torpedo Certification Proficiency (TCP).
January 31, The Miami entered the Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock USS Shippingport (ARDM 4) for a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Underway for sea trials from March 29-30; Underway for routine training and acoustic trials in the Exuma Sound range from April 11-25; Underway for PCO operations from April 28-30; Underway for POM workup from May 9-13 and POMCERT from May 23-27.
June 1, USS Miami departed Naval Submarine Base New London for a Middle East deployment.
September 16, The Miami returned to homeport after three-and-a-half month underway period. Port calls to Souda Bay, Greece; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Manama, Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and La Maddalena, Italy.
From Nov. 7-22, the Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine was underway for Canadian Readiness and PCO operations. Underway for local operations from Dec. 8-17.
January 6, 1995 USS Miami arrived in NSB Kings Bay for upkeep. In dry-dock from Jan. 9-22.
January 19, Cmdr. Larry B. Olsen relieved Cmdr. Don H. Potter, Jr., as commanding officer of the Miami; Returned home on Jan. 27; Underway for TCP and TDE from Feb. 13- March 6; Port call to Port Canaveral from Feb. 25-28; Underway for Material Inspection with the INSURV from March 28-30; In dry-dock at Electric Boat shipyard for emergent repairs from April 6-14; Underway for support services for USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) from May 22-25; Underway for POM workup from June 5-14 and POMCERT from June 26-30.
July 10, USS Miami departed homeport for a western Atlantic deployment. Returned to Groton on July 12 for emergent repairs; Underway again on 13th.
November 15, SSN 755 returned to NSB New London after a four-month deployment. The Miami participated in Royal Navy's Joint Maritime Course (JMC) 953 and exercise Veritas. Port calls to Tromso, Norway, (Aug. 28- Sept. 1); Stavanger, Norway, (Oct. 8-14); and Rotterdam, Netherlands, (Oct. 23).
January 22, 1998 USS Miami departed Groton for sea trials, support services in the Puerto Rican Op. Area and acoustic trials in the AUTEC range after completing a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Brief stop at Point Alpha to disembark shipyard sea trial riders on Jan. 26; Port calls to Roosevelt Roads, P.R., from Feb. 10-12 and 18-24th; Returned home on March 9; Underway for sea trials from April 13-17.
April 22, The Miami anchored off the coast of Annapolis, Md., alongside the USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), for a five-day visit to U.S. Naval Academy.
April 28, The nuclear-powered submarine pulled into Naval Station Norfolk for damage assessment to ship's hull tiles. Underway for USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Battle Group's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) as part of opposition forces and PCO operations from April 28- June 2.
June 5, Cmdr. James P. Ransom, III, relieved Cmdr. Larry B. Olsen as CO of the Miami. In a floating dry-dock Shippingport for FMA upkeep from June 9- July 1.
From July 20- Aug. 22, USS Miami was underway for sea trials and Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) as part of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) BG. Port call to Roosevelt Roads from Aug. 1-2 and 4-8th; Underway for local operations from Aug. 14-16; Underway for JTFEX, ISE and ORSE from Sept. 21- Oct. 10.
November 6, USS Miami departed Groton, Conn., for a scheduled deployment with the Enterprise Battle Group. Transited Suez Canal on Nov. 18.
November 30, SSN 755 pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for a two-day port call. Port visit to Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., from Dec. 12-14.
December 16, USS Miami launched its first Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles ( TLAMs) in support of Operation Desert Fox. Port call to Manama, Bahrain, from Dec. 20-23; Returned to Mediterranean on Jan. 2.
January 4, 1999 The Miami pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, for a two-day port call.
January 7, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in La Maddalena, Sardinia, for an eight-day port call to get tender support services from USS Simon Lake (AS 33).
January 19, USS Miami arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit after participating in exercise Noble Dina. Underway the same day due to political/military situation in Yugoslavia to support Operation Flexible Anvil; Departed Adriatic Sea on Jan. 24.
January 27, The Miami arrived at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay for a 10-day liberty visit before participating in exercise INVITEX '99 from Feb. 9-17.
March 5, USS Miami pulled again into La Maddalena, Italy, for a two-week upkeep after participating in NATO ASW exercise Dogfish.
April 7, SSN 755 moored alongside USS Simon Lake in Augusta Bay, Sicily, for a brief port call to conduct repairs to VH-1 after supporting Operation Allied Force from station in the Adriatic Sea, by launching Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles ( TLAMs) on targets in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. USS Miami is the first submarine to conduct combat operations in two theaters since WW II.
April 12, The Miami arrived in Naples, Italy, for a five-day port visit. Port call to Gibraltar from April 21-25.
May 6, USS Miami returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.
July 1, USS Miami entered the Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock USS Oak Ridge (ARDM 1) for an extended upkeep. Departed dry-dock on Aug. 26; Underway for sea trials from Sept. 17-21.
October 18, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a five-day port visit. Returned home on Oct. 30; Underway for PCO operations from Nov. 3-21; Port call to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads from Nov. 6-8; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 14-16.
From Jan. 11-28, 2000, the Miami was underway for a port visit to Port Everglades, Fla., VIP cruise and TDE. Underway again from Feb. 10- March 10; Underway for PCO operations and support services in the Puerto rican OPAREA from May 2-22; Underway for local operations from Aug. 15-23.
September 13, USS Miami anchored off the coast of Annapolis, Md., for a five-day port visit. Underway for a Dependent's Cruise on Sept. 22.
October 2, The Miami arrived in Port Everglades for a three-day port visit to participate in Broward County Navy Days.
October 13, Cmdr. Randall G. Richards relieved Cmdr. James P. Ransom, III as commanding officer od SSN 755.
From Oct. 17 through Nov. 23, USS Miami was underway in support of JTFEX, PCO operations and support services for USS Seawolf (SSN 21).
January 5, 2001 USS Miami arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a 13-month depot modernization period (DMP). In Dry Dock #3 from Jan. 11- Oct. 7.
From Feb. 2-6, 2002, SSN 755 was underway for sea trials. Underway again from Feb. 7-13; Underway for Post DPM shakedown from March 5-15; Underway for INSURV workup from March 26- April 12; Underway for a Board of Inspection and Survey assessment from April 15-16; Underway for routine training from April 26- May 10.
From Aug. 10 through Sept. 23, the Miami was underway for routine training. Port calls to Port Canaveral (Aug. 23-27 and Sept. 7-11) and Naval Station Mayport (Sept. 13-16); Underway for ORSE workups from Oct. 18- Nov. 19.
August 12, 2003 USS Miami, commanded by Cmdr. Joseph B. Wiegand, departed Naval Submarine Base New London for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG), in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
October 25, The Miami moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) at Naval Support Activity La Madalena in Sardinia, Italy, for a 10-day Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV).
February 12, 2004 USS Miami returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR. She steamed more than 34,000 miles, participated in 14 bilateral and multilateral exercises, operated with forces from different countries and enjoyed port visits to France, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Bahrain.
April 26, USS Miami pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., to participate in Fleet Week celebration.
July 24, The Miami returned to Groton after a three-month underway period in support of Summer Pulse ’04, part of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan (FRP). The sub also spent a month in the Gulf of Mexico completing some tactical development exercises.
June 10, 2005 SSN 755 is currently participating in a three-week multi-national ASW exercise Shark Hunt in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
December 8, USS Miami returned to NSB New London after a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
May 21, 2007 The Miami is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ESG, in preparation fot the upcoming deployment later this year.
June 25, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine is currently participating in a three-day joint exercise Frontier Sentinel 07-2, in the Atlantic Ocean.
July ?, USS Miami departed Groton for a scheduled deployment with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group.
October 23, The Miami recently departed Manama, Bahrain, after a routine port call. SSN 755 participated in a submarine bilateral exercise Sandstone, with the HMS Talent (S92), in the North Arabian Sea from Oct. 6-11; Transited Suez Canal northbound on Jan. 1.
January 30, 2008 USS Miami returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). She traveled more than 22,000 nautical miles, visited four continents, made six port calls and traveled south of the equator.
July 25, Cmdr. Dennis R. Boyer relieved Cmdr. Richard R. Brayant as CO of the Miami during a change-of-command ceremony at Historic Ship Nautilus in Groton.
December 2, 2009 USS Miami returned to Groton after an extended eight-month deployment to the U.S. European Command Area of Responsibility (AoR). She made port calls to Bergen, Norway; Faslane, Scotland; and Portsmouth, England.
September 20, 2010 Cmdr. Roger E. Meyer relieved Cmdr. Dennis R. Boyer as commanding officer of the Miami during a ceremony aboard the sub at Naval Submarine Base New London.
July 14, 2011 USS Miami departed homeport for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.
July 27, SSN 755 recently pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a routine port call.
October 6, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into Haakonsvern naval base for a scheduled port visit to Bergen, Norway.
October 17, USS Miami recently pulled into HMNB Clyde at Faslane, Scotland, for a routine port call.
October 30, The Miami recently arrived in Rota, Spain, for an unscheduled port visit.
November 28, USS Miami pulled into Portsmouth, England, for a week-long port call.
December 15, USS Miami returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a five-month deployment.
March 1, 2012 SSN 755 arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a 20-month Engineered Overhaul (EOH). Entered the dry-dock on March 15.
June 6, The fire that started aboard the Miami on May 23, around 5:30 p.m., was extinguished the next day at approximately 3:30 a.m. The fire impacted the forward compartment of the submarine which includes crew living, command and control spaces and torpedo room. Three Portsmouth Naval Shipyard fire-fighters, two ships force crew members and two civilian fire-fighters received minor injuries. Preliminary findings indicate the fire started in a vacuum cleaner used to clean worksites at end of shift, and stored in an unoccupied space.
August 22, The Navy's revised cost estimate to restore USS Miami is approximately $450 million, with an estimated date of completion for the repairs of April 30, 2015. The estimate includes 10 percent variability due to the unique nature of the repair and the cost impacts of shifting the planned maintenance availabilities of other ships and submarines.
August 6, 2013 The U.S. Navy notified Congress it plans to stop repairing the USS Miami and inactivate it. In April, they discovered additional cracking on board the submarine and the cost of the repairs increased from an estimated $450 million to $700 million. Casey James Fury, the shipyard worker who set the fire, was sentenced in March to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $400 million.
September 27, SSN 755 is inactivated and placed in Reserve (Stand Down) status.
November 15, Cmdr. Rolf B. Spelker relieved Cmdr. Roger E. Meyer as the last CO of USS Miami during a change-of-command ceremony in an auditorium at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
March 28, 2014 The Miami held a decommissioning ceremony at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's main auditorium.
December 3, USS Miami was officially decommissioned and stricken from the U.S. Naval Vessel Register.
June 12, 2015 The ex-USS Miami departed Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, under tow by USNS Apache (T-ATF 172), for a 39-day voyage to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., where it will be dismantled for scrap; Transited the Panama Canal on June 29.
July 13, The ex-Miami moored at Mike Pier, Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California; Underway under tow by USNS Sioux (T-ATF 171) on July 16; Arrived in Bremerton on July 21.