USS JEFFERSON CITY SSN 759
The Jefferson City (SSN 759), an "improved" Los Angeles-class attack submarine, is named for the state capital of Missouri, which in turn was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. The city, located in the heartland of America, is rich in heritage, known for almost two centuries as a river town. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Va., and her keel was laid down on September 21, 1987.
March 24, 1990 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Jefferson City was christened during a ceremony at Newport News shipyard. Mrs. Susan A. Skelton, the wife of U.S. Congressman Issac N. "Ike" Skelton, IV, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Russell E. Harris is the prospective commanding officer.
August 17, SSN 759 was launched from the floating dry-dock Ed Campbell.
December 23, 1991 PCU Jefferson City completed its Builder's (Alpha "A") sea trials. Completed acceptance trials on January 15; Delivered to the U.S. Navy on Jan. 28, 1992.
February 29, 1992 USS Jefferson City was commissioned during a ceremony at Newport News, Virginia.
July 25, Cmdr. Michael R. Flentje relieved Cmdr. Russell E. Harris as CO of the Jefferson City.
February 7, 1993 SSN 759 completed a six-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).
March 15, USS Jefferson City departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for its homeport of Naval Submarine Base Point Loma in San Diego, Calif; Transited Panama Canal on March 25.
April 23, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash., for a six-day visit. Port call to Nanoose, B.C., Canada, from May 8-10.
July 25, The Jefferson City pulled into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a five-day port call.
From October 4-22, USS Jefferson City was underway for exercises with the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Battle Group; Underway for Dependent's Day Cruise on Nov. 5 and 6th; Battle Group operations from Dec. 6-10; Port call to NAS Alameda, Calif., from Dec. 10-14.
June ?, 1994 USS Jefferson City departed San Diego for its maiden six-month western Pacific deployment.
From Jan. 23 through Feb. 6, 1995, the Jefferson City participated in Fleet Exercise (FLEETEX) 95-1. Underway for Tactical Weapons Proficiency (TWP) from Feb. 24- March 1; Underway for amphibious exercise Kernel Blitz from March 24- April 6; Underway for routine training on April 17; Port call to Naval Station Everett, Wash., from May 5-9; Returned home on May 26; Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) support from June 5-8; Underway for sea trials from July 10-11.
From July 14 through Aug. 8, SSN 759 was underway for CNO cpecial projects at the Nanoose test range off British Columbia. Port visit to Victoria, B.C., Canada.
August 9, USS Jefferson City commenced a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at San Diego. Underway for sea trials from Nov. 14-15; Underway again from Nov. 17-22; Participated in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) BG, from Nov. 29- Dec. 3; Conducted acoustic trials at at Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) in Behm Canal off Ketchikan, Alaska, from Dec. 11-13; Conducted Operational Reactor Safegaurds Examination (ORSE) from Dec. 18-21.
May 14, 1996 USS Jefferson City departed NSB Point Loma for a scheduled deployment, as part of the Vinson Battle Group. Port call to Yokosuka, Japan, from May 31- June 2.
June 8, The Jefferson City pulled into Subic Bay, Philippines, for a four-day port call. Port visit to Phuket, Thailand, from June 19-22.
June 25, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in Singapore for a two-week upkeep.
July 26, USS Jefferson City arrived in Manama, Bahrain, for a five-day port visit after participating in exercise Rugged Nautilus from July 18-25; Another visit to Manama from Aug. 27-31; Brief visit to Bahrain on Sept. 8 after supporting Operation Desert Strike by launching two Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles ( TLAMs) in Iraq; Another vist to Bahrain from Sept. 16-19.
September 30, SSN 759 pulled again into Mina Salman Port in Manama for a three-day port call after participating in exercise Neon Falcon.
October 20, The Jefferson City pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a two-week port call to get tender support services.
November 14, USS Jefferson City returned to San Diego after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
January 17, 1997 Cmdr. Sean P. Sullivan relieved Cmdr. W. M. Smith as commanding officer of the Jefferson City.
February 21, The nuclear-powered submarine entered the Dry Dock #5 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., for emergent repairs. Returned home on March 19; Underway for ISE/TWP workup from March 31- April 2; Underway for TWP examination from April 7-11; Underway for ISE/TRE workup from April 14-17 and 21-24th; Underway for services at-sea for USS Portsmouth (SSN 707) from May 16-22; Underway for sea trials and exercise Kernel Blitz from June 26- July 2; Underway for Dependent's Day Cruise on July 7; Underway for INSURV assessment from July 16-17; Underway for services at-sea for USS La Jolla (SSN 701) and ISE from July 28- Aug. 6; Underway for VIP cruise, ISE and ORSE from Aug. 11-15; Underway for ISE from Aug. 25-28.
From Sept. 24 through Oct. 15, the Jefferson City was in floating dry-dock Arco (ARDM 5) for repairs. Underway for sea trials and services at-sea for USS Pogy (SSN 647) from Oct. 28- Nov 6 and Dec. 4-16.
From March 13-20, 1998, SSN 759 was underway for sea trials and Pre-overseas Movement (POM) training. Underway for local operations from March 24-27; Underway for FLEETEX 98-1 with the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Battle Group from March 28-31 and April 2-7; Underway for POMCERT/TRE from April 11-22; Underwya for ORSE workup from May 11-17; Underway for local training and ORSE from May 20-29; Underway for noise trials from June 14-15.
June 16, USS Jefferson City departed Point Loma for a scheduled deployment with the Lincoln BG.
July 1, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived at Naval Base Yokosuka, Japan, for afour-day port call after participating in FLEETEX 98-2. Port call to White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, from July 7-8; Supported SOCEX with the Belleau Wood (LHA 3) ARG from July 8-17; Port call to White Beach from July 17-20.
July 30, USS Jefferson City pulled into Changi Naval Base for a nine-day upkeep after participating in CARAT Singapore. Another port call to Singapore from Aug. 15-17.
August 31, The Jefferson City arrived in Manama, Bahrain, for a four-day port visit. Another visit to Manama from Sept. 15-20; Classified operations from Sept. 20- Oct. 10; Brief visit to Fujairah, U.A.E., on Oct. 2.
October 13, SSN 759 pulled into Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, for an eight-day port call after participating in exercise Red Reef from Oct. 10-13.
November 3, USS Jefferson City pulled into HMAS Stirling at Garden Island, Australia, for a six-day visit to Perth. Brief visit to Cockburn Sound, Australia, on Nov. 13.; Port call to Gladstone, Australia, from Nov. 23-29, the first ever by U.S. submarine.
December 16, The Jefferson City returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.
USS Jefferson City was underway for local operations from Jan. 19-23, 26-28 and Feb. 1-6, 1999. Underway for Dependent's Day Cruise on April 2; Underway for OSEA and work-ups from May 5-21; Commenced a three-month SRA on April 22.
June 18, Cmdr. Ron S. Steed relieved Cmdr. Sean P. Sullivan as CO of SSN 759.
From Aug. 5 through Sept. 1, the Jefferson City was underway for COMPTUEX with the John C. Stennis (CVN 74) BG and acoustic trials; Underway for KILOX and TWP from Sept. 17-23; Underway for FLEETEX 00-1 from Oct. 28- Nov. 8; Underway for TRE and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) from Nov. 12-22; Underway for local operations from Dec. 13-15.
January ?, 2000 USS Jefferson City departed San Diego for a scheduled six-month deployment with the Stennis Battle Group.
January 31, 2003 USS Jefferson City recently arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard to begin its Depot Modernization Period (DMP).
March 2, 2005 The Jefferson City, commanded by Cmdr. Daryl L. Caudle, returned to San Diego after training exercise off the coast of southern California.
May 1, 2006 USS Jefferson City returned to Naval Base Point Loma following a six-month western Pacific deployment in support of national security objectives. She made port calls to Guam, Singapore, Hawaii, Yokosuka and Sasebo.
September 11, 2007 USS Jefferson City departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment.
September 26, The Los Angeles-class attack submarine pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit.
November 15, SSN 759 recently pulled into Sasebo, Japan, for a routine port call.
February 29, 2008 The Jefferson City arrived to Naval Station Pearl Harbor for its last port visit before returning to San Diego.
March 10, USS Jefferson City, commanded by Cmdr. John Zimmerman, returned to homeport after a six-month underway period. During deployment the submarine visited ports of Yokosuka, Sasebo, Guam and Saipan.
October 14, 2009 USS Jefferson City departed Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled deployment.
November 2, SSN 759 departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, after a routine port call.
April 14, 2010 USS Jefferson City returned to San Diego after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR). The sub traveled more than 40,000 n.m. and also made port calls to Manama, Bahrain; and Singapore.
February 12, 2011 Cmdr. Brien W. Dickson relieved Cmdr. Edward L. Anderson as CO of the Jefferson City during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma.
September 15, USS Jefferson City departed homeport for a scheduled deployment.
December 21, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine departed Manama after a four-day visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
March 15, 2012 USS Jefferson City returned to NB Point Loma after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR, traveling more than 30,000 n.m.
November 22, 2013 Cmdr. John L. Croghan relieved Cmdr. Brien W. Dickson as CO of SSN 759 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Naval Base Point Loma.
April 9, 2014 USS Jefferson City departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment. Brief stop at Okinawa on April 26.
June 21, The Jefferson City pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for emergent repairs after a very small water leak from a valve was detected in one the subs reactor propulsion plant systems; Underway on Nov. 15.
November 24, USS Jefferson City moored at Wharf S21B in its new administrative homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The sub will not return to San Diego because of its already scheduled 22-month Engineered Overhaul (EOH).
April 1, 2015 SSN 759 entered the Dry Dock #2 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF).
February 12, 2016 Cmdr. Kevin O. Moller relieved Cmdr. John L. Croghan as CO of the Jefferson City during a change-of-command ceremony at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island.
May 11, 2018 Cmdr. Steven A. Dawley relieved Cmdr. Kevin O. Moller as the 14th CO of Jefferson City during a change-of-command ceremony at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor.