USS ALEXANDRIA
SSN 757
  
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The Alexandria (SSN 757), an "Improved" Los Angeles-class attack submarine, was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for either Alexandria, Virginia, and Alexandria, Louisiana. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on November 26, 1984, and her keel was laid down on June 19, 1987. She was christened and launched on June 23, 1990. Mrs. Clark, the wife of retired Vice Adm. Glenwood Clark, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Paul E. Normand is the prospective commanding officer.

April 16, 1991 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Alexandria underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha "A") sea trials. Underway for Bravo trials on April 19 and Charlie trials on May 17; Underway for Delta and combined trials with the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) on June 4.

June 29, USS Alexandria was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

July 8, The Alexandria departed homeport for combat sysyem testing in the Puerto Rican Op. Area and acoustic trials in the Exuma Sound off Bahamas. Brief visit to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, on July 14; Port calls to Port Everglades, Fla., on Aug. 6 and Port Canaveral on Aug. 16; Underway again for acoustic trials on Oct. 15; Underway enroute to Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) at Andros Island, Bahamas, on Dec. 3.

January 20, 1992 SSN 757 commenced a six-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).

August 14, Cmdr. Lee O. Moss relieved Cmdr. Paul E. Normand as CO of the Alexandria.

From Aug. 17- Sept. 16, USS Alexandria was underway for crew shakedown and various trials. Port calls to Naval Station Norfolk, Port Canaveral, Fla., and Annapolis, Md.

From Oct. 20- Nov. 23, the Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine was underway for testing in the AUTEC range. Port call to NSB Kings Bay, Ga; Underway for local operations from Nov. 30- Dec. 12.

From Jan. 25 through Feb. 26, 1993, USS Alexandria was underway for Refresher Training (REFTRA) and Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE). Port calls to Port Canaveral (Feb. 2-3 and 16-19th) and Naval Station Norfolk (Feb. 22-24).

March 21, SSN 757 arrived at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay for a two-week IMA upkeep.

From April 21- May 20, the Alexandria was underway in support of exercise Ocean Venture. Port call to Naval Station Mayport from May 14-17; Underway for FLEETEX 3-93 and Pre-overseas Movement Certification (POMCERT) from July 9-20.

August 11, USS Alexandria departed Groton, Conn, for its maiden Mediterranean deployment as part of the USS America (CV 66) Battle Group.

August 20, The Alexandria pulled into HMNB Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a two-day port call. Port visit to Coulport, Scotland, from Aug. 30- Sept. 3.

September 25, USS Alexandria arrived in La Maddalena, Italy, for a nine-day port call to get tender support services. Another upkkep at La Maddalena from Nov. 15-28 after supporting Operation Sharp Guard in the Adriatic Sea and participation in exercise SHAREM.

November 30, SSN 757 pulled into Toulon Naval Base for a five-day liberty to France. Port call to Souda Bay Greece, from Dec. 9-15; Upkeep at La Maddalena from Jan. 9-17.

January 23, 1994 The Alexandria arrived in Gibraltar, British Crown Teritory, for a three-day port visit.

February 5, USS Alexandria returned to NSB New London after a six-month deployment.

From May 5- June 1, the Alexandria was underway for TRE, CNO Project and HOTF Shearwater Helo Evaluation. Port call to Port Everglades from May 23-27; Underway for local operations from July 5-11 and 25-28th.

August 12, USS Alexandria arrived in Pascagoula, Miss., for a three-day port visit. Returned home on Aug. 28; Underway for VIP cruise and local operations from Sept. 28-30; underway again from Oct. 3-10 and 24-29th; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) from Oct. 31- Nov. 1; Underway for local operations from Nov. 14-21 and Dec. 5-9; Underway for VIP cruise on Dec. 12.

January 5, 1995 The Los Angeles-Improved class submarine entered the dry-dock for a two-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

March 30, USS Alexandria pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for a six-day port call. Returned home on April 14; Underway for local operations from April 17-21.

June 2, The Alexandria arrived in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for a brief visit. In dry-dock at Newport News shipyard for emergent repairs from June 4-10; Port visit to Port Everglades from June 20-24; Returned home on July 3.

July 29, Cmdr. Raymond M. Klein relieved Cmdr. Lee O. Moss as commanding officer of USS Alexandria. Underway for local operations from Aug. 7-11 and 14-18th; underway for POM workup from Aug. 28- Sept. 3 and POMCERT from Sept. 18-22.

September 29, USS Alexandria departed Naval Submarine Base New London for a scheduled western Atlantic deployment.

November 8, SSN 757 arrived at Haakonsvern Naval Base for a five-day port visit to Bergen, Norway.

January 9, 1996 USS Alexandria pulled into Gibraltar, British overseas teritory, for a four-day port call. Returned to homeport on Jan. 23.

From March 18-22, the Alexandria was underway for Logistics Readiness Evaluation (LRE). Underway for INSURV assessment from March 26-27; Underway for VIP cruises and POM workup from May 20-24 and 28-31st; Underway for POMCERT from June 10-14.

From June 20 through Aug. 9, USS Alexandria was underway in the western Atlantic. Port calls to Port Canaveral (July 28-31) nad Port Everglades (Aug. 1-5); Underway for sea trials and Type Training from Oct. 26- Nov. 1 and Dec. 2-11.

December 18, The nuclear-powered attack submarine entered the floating dry-dock Shippingport (ARDM 4) for a four-week emergent repairs to VLS tube penetrator and bow planes.

From Jan. 27-31, 1997, USS Alexandria was underway in the Narragansett Bay Op. Area. Underway again from Feb. 4-21; Underway in the AUTEC range from April 7-17; Underway for local operations from May 13-16 and 19-29th; In dry-dock ARDM 4 for emergent repairs to Hull Array from June 25- July 14; Underway for sea trials from July 15-17; underway for POM workup from July 21-25 and POMCERT from Aug. 4-8.

August 19, USS Alexandria departed homeport for a scheduled deployment in the Atlantic Ocean. Port call to Faslane, Scotland, from Sept. 1-3.

October 27, SSN 757 pulled into Zeebrugge naval base for a four-day port visit to Belgium.

November 10, The Alexandria returned to Groton after a nearly three-month underway period.

December 4, Cmdr. Donald D. Gerry relieved Cmdr. Raymond M. Klein as the 5th CO of SSN 757 during a change-of-command ceremony at the Shepard of the Sea Chapel.

From January 9 through Feb. 2, 1998, USS Alexandria was underway in the Puerto Rican Op. Area in support of JTFEX. Port call to Port Canaveral, Fla., from Jan. 27-31; Underway in the VACAPES Op. Area from Feb. 14-20.

February 28, The Alexandria departed NSB New London to participate in exercise Strong Resolve. Port call to Brest, France, from March 20-24; Returned home on April 8.

From April 29 through June 3, USS Alexandria was underway for PCO operations and acoustic testing in the Puerto Rican OPAREA. Port call to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads from May 9-10; Underway for local operations and Dependent's Cruise from July 7-10; Underway for routine training in the AUTEC range from July13- Aug. 5; Brief visit to Port Canaveral on Aug. 3; Underway for acoustic testing in the Narragansett Bay Op. Area from Aug. 10-19.

September 3, SSN 757 entered the floating dry-dock Shippingport for a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA); Departed ARDM-4 on Nov. 12; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 1-3; Underway for local operations and VIP cruses from Dec. 7-17.

From Jan. 14- Feb. 3, 1999, the Alexandria was underway for routine training; Inport Port Canaveral from Jan. 23-26; Underway for local operations and ORSE from Feb. 8-12; In Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock USS Oak Ridge (ARDM 1) from Feb. 17- March 17; Underway for POM training from April 16-30; Underway for POM workup from June 22-28 and POM certification from July 23-27.

July 30, USS Alexandria departed Groton for a northern Atlantic deployment. Arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Aug. 7. In Medium Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Resolute (AFDM 10) for emergent repairs from Aug. 8-11; Underway on Aug. 13.

August 29, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pullerd into HMNB Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a three-day port call.

October 30, USS Alexandria arrived at Haakonsvern Naval Base for a six-day port visit to Bergen, Norway. Upkeep at Faslane from Nov. 8-19.

November 29, The Alexandria pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for a three-day port call.

December 17, USS Alexandria returned to homeport after four-and-a-half month underway period.

From Feb. 29- March 3, 2000, SSN 757 was underway for local operations; Underway in the Puerto Rican Op. Area from March 10-31; Port call to Roosevelt Roads from March 14-15.

March 18, USS Alexandria arrived in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a port visit to St. Croix. Underway for local operations from May 15-19 and 23-26th.

June 2, Cmdr. David M. Hendricks relieved Cmdr. Donald D. Gerry as CO of the Alexandria during a change-of-command ceremony at NSB New London's Pier 32 South; Underway for local operations from June 5-9; In floating dry-dock Oak Ridge from July 18- Aug. 3.

From Aug. 8 through Sept. 13, USS Alexandria was underway for COMPTUEX, as part of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Battle Group, in the Puerto Rican Op. Area; Port call to Port Canaveral from Sept. 1-7; Brief visit to Naval Station Norfolk to embark Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board (NPEB) for ORSE on Sept. 11; Underway for JTFEX and POMCERT from Oct. 11-27 and Nov. 14-16.

November 28, USS Alexandria departed homeport for a scheduled deployment as part of the Harry S. Truman BG.

December 13, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into La Maddalena, Italy, for a nine-day port call to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39); Transited Suez Canal on Dec. 27; Port call to Manama, Bahrain, from Jan. 6-18.

February 17, 2001 SSN 757 pulled again into Mina Salman port in Manama for a nine-day upkeep. Another visits to Bahrain from March 10-14, March 21-27 and April 3-16 after participating in exercise Arabian Gauntlet; Returned to Mediterranean on May 2.

May 6, The Alexandria pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, for a four-day port call. Brief stops at La Maddalena on May 12 and Gibraltar on May 14.

May 24, USS Alexandria returned to Groton, Conn., after a six-month Middle East deployment.

From July 17-27, the Alexandria was underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area. Underway for local operations from Sept. 5-13; Underway in the Jacksonville OPAREA for TWTCP from Sept. 24- Oct. 6; Underway for PCO operations from Oct. 18- Nov. 15; Port calls to Port Canaveral (Oct. 21-22) and Roosevelt Roads, P.R., (Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5).

December ?, 2002 USS Alexandria returned to Naval Submarine Base New London following a Depot Modernization Period (DMP) at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine. Originally scheduled for a 13-month DMP, she received approximately $125 million of maintenance and modernization and returned to the fleet after less than 11 months.

January 9, 2003 The Alexandria departed Groton for a four-day sea trials. Underway for Tactical Development Exercise (TACDEVEX), POM services for USS Memphis (SSN 691) and ISE from Feb. 6-28; Underway for routine training from May 19-30.

June 2, Cmdr. Thomas. J. Kearney relieved Cmdr. David M. Hendricks as commanding officer of SSN 757.

June 5, USS Alexandria departed Naval Submarine Base New London to participate in VASA II and Royal Navy's Joint Maritime Course (JMC) 032. Port calls to Faslane, Scotland, from June 13-16 and June 27- July 1; Returned home on July 28; Underway for ORSE workup and ORSE from Aug. 30- Sept. 28; Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) workup from Nov. 3-7; Underway for local operations and TRE from Nov. 10-26; underway again from Dec. 15-19.

October 3, 2004 The Alexandria pulled into Goa, India, for a brief port visit before participating in the second phase of exercise Malabar '04.

December 10, USS Alexandria returned to homeport following a six-month deployment that circumnavigated the globe. She departed Groton on June 11, then transited under the Arctic ice to the Pacific, Central and European Commands' Areas of Responsibility (AoR). She is the first Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine to conduct a circumnavigation of this nature and the first U.S. nuclear-powered submarine to visit Goa, India. She also made port calls to Yokosuka, Japan; Apra Harbor, Guam; Singapore; Souda Bay, Greece; and Gibraltar.

May 2, 2006 USS Alexandria departed NSB New London for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

October 26, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine transited the Suez Canal northbound.

November 1?, USS Alexandria returned to Groton, Conn., after a six-and-a-half month deployment.

March 18, 2007 USS Alexandria is currently participated in a joint U.S. and Royal Navy Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2007, 180 nautical miles off the north coast of Alaska.

February 22, 2008 Cmdr. Eugene J. Doyle relieved Cmdr. Michael Bernacchi as CO of the Alexandria during a change-of-command ceremony at the Shepard of the Sea Chapel in Groton, Conn.

August 2, SSN 757 departed Souda Bay, Crete, after a three-day port call.

December 23, The Alexandria moored at HMNB Gibraltar, British overseas teritory, for a scheduled port visit.

January 10, 2009 USS Alexandria returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. Central Command AoO.

May 15, The Alexandria is currently returning to Groton after participated in a Tactical Development Exercise (TDE) with the Canadian submarine HMCS Corner Brook (SSK 878).

December 18, 2010 USS Alexandria returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet AoR. The Alexandria departed on May 21 and traveled around 30,000 n.m., visiting Manama, Bahrain; and Limassol, Cyprus.

February 16, 2011 The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $19 million contract to plan and perform a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) on the USS Alexandria. The work will take place at the shipyard in Groton and is scheduled for completion in July 2011.

October 21, USS Alexandria anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a brief port visit to U.S. Naval Academy (USNA).

June 26, 2012 The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine is currently participating in a week-long multinational War of 1812 Commemoration Fleet Exercise (FLEETEX), off the East Coast, involving 19 ships from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, and Portugal.

September 21, USS Alexandria departed Groton for a scheduled deployment.

November 3, SSN 757 arrived in Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, for a nine-day port call.

December 24, The Alexandria recently pulled into Souda Bay, Crete, for another routine port visit. Inport Souda Bay again on Jan. 23.

April 3, 2013 USS Alexandria returned to homeport after five-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

August 1, Cmdr. Bret M. Grabbe relieved Cmdr. Todd S. Weeks as commanding officer of the Alexandria.

October 23, USS Alexandria arrived in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for Engineered Overhaul (EOH).

August 9, 2015 USS Alexandria returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after completing a 32-month overhaul.

October 20, The Alexandria departed Groton for a homeport change to San Diego; Moored at Alpha Wharf, Naval Station Mayport from Oct. 23-26; Transited the Panama Canal on Nov. ?.

November 10, USS Alexandria moored at North Side Outer Mike Pier on Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, Calif., for the first time.

December 8, SSN 757 departed NB Point Loma for a routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Moored at November Pier South on Dec. 10.

January 15, 2016 USS Alexandria departed homeport for local operations; Brief stop off NB Point Loma for personnel transfer on Jan. 20; Returned home on Jan. 25; Underway again on Feb. 4; Brief stop off NB Point Loma on Feb. 16; Moored at N/S/I Mike Pier on Feb. 22.

March 3, The Alexandria moored at November Pier South on Naval Base Point Loma after a brief underway off the coast of San Diego; Moored at November Pier North after a brief underway on April 6.

April 15, Cmdr. Todd A. Santala relieved Cmdr. Bret M. Grabbe as CO of the USS Alexandria during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Pier N.

April 25, USS Alexandria moored at S/S/I Mike Pier on Naval Base Point Loma after a week-long underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again from June 1-?.

October 2?, The Alexandria departed NB Point Loma for local operations; Moored at S/S/I Mike Pier on Oct. 26; Underway again from Oct. 2?-31.