USS ANNAPOLIS SSN 760
The Annapolis (SSN 760), an "improved" Los Angeles-class attack submarine, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Annapolis, Maryland, site of the United States Naval Academy. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on March 21, 1986, and her keel was laid down on June 15, 1988. She was christened and launched on May 18, 1991, sponsored by Mrs. Myrna F. Kauderer, and commissioned on April 11, 1992.
May 24, USS Annapolis arrived in its namesake city for the first port visit.
January 6, 1993 The Annapolis commenced a six-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn.
March 5, Cmdr. Robert S. Chapman relieved Cmdr. Richard J. Servinghaus as the 2nd CO of SSN 760 during a change-of-command ceremony at the Nautilus Museum in Groton.
From November 22 through Dec. 22, the Annapolis was deployed to the northern Atlantic.
January 11, 1994 USS Annapolis departed Naval Submarine Base New London for its second northern Atlantic operations.
February 25, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived at Haakonsvern Naval Base for a port visit to Bergen, Norway. Returned homer on March 10; Underway for Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Battle Group, from May 20- June 20; Underway for FLEETEX from
October 20, USS Annapolis departed Groton, Conn., for its maiden Mediterranean deployment.
November 4, SSN 760 arrived at La Maddalena, Italy, for a six-day port call to get tender support services.
December 2, USS Annapolis arrived in Gibraltar, British Crown Teritory, for a six-day port visit after supporting Operation Sharp Guard in the Adriatic Sea, from Nov. 11-29; Another upkeep at La Maddalena from Dec. 12-20. Another operations in the Adriatic from Dec. 22 through Jan. 14.
Janury 17, 1995 The Annapolis pulled into Toulon Naval Base for a five-day liberty visit to France. Upkeep at La Maddalena from Jan. 23- Feb. 2.
February 23, The Annapolis arrived inm Limassol, Cyprus, for a week-long port call. Port visit to Haifa, Israel, from March 3-7; Participate in a multi-national exercise from March 12- April 3.
April 14, USS Annapolis returned to homeport after a six-month deployment.
August 9, SSN 760 arrived in Annapolis, Md., for a five-day port visit in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Academy parent's weekend.
August 17, USS Annapolis pulled into Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., for a week-long upkeep. Underway for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) from Oct. 17-19; Underway for Commander, Operational Test & Evaluation Force exercise from Dec. 2-8.
In January 1996, USS Annapolis commenced a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at the floating dry-dock Shippingport (ARDM 4).
April 5, Cmdr. Daniel Farson relieved Cmdr. Robert S. Chapman as commanding officer of the Annapolis.
From May 1-12, the Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine was underway in support of USS Enterprise Battle Group's FLEETEX.
July 2, USS Annapolis pulled into Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, for a three-day port call. Participated in ASW exercise in support of Index 96-2, from July 5-8; Accoustic trials in Exuma sound from July 13-15; In Port Canaveral, Fla., from July 17-22.
October 2, SSN 760 arrived at Annapolis, Md., for a five-day visit to Naval Academy.
From Oct. 10 through Nov. 9, the Annapolis was in dry-dock at NSB Kings Bay, Ga., for a scheduled maintenance; Underway for operational evaluation of Baseband Switch System and Tactical Development Exercise for CSDS-12 from Dec. 6-19.
From Jan. 13-17, 1997, USS Annappolis was underway for independent submarine operations. Underway again from Jan. 24- Feb. 5; March 19-28; and March 31- April 3.
From May 9 through June 26, SSN 760 was underway for COMPTUEX with the USS George Washington (CVN 73) BG. Port calls to Roosevelt Roads from May 30- June 4 and Kings Bay from June 18-20; Underway for ISE, TRE and FLEETEX from Aug. 4- Sept. 5.
October 3, USS Annapolis departed NSB New London for a scheduled deployment.
October 18, The Annapolis pulled into La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy, for a four-day port call to get tender support services from USS Simon Lake (AS 33).
November 1, The nuclear-powered submarine pulled into Souda Bay, Greece, for a six-day port call after participating in exercise Bright Star. Transited Suez Canal on Nov. 16; Port calls to Manama, Bahrain, from Dec. 4-7; Dec. 23-30; and Jan. 31-Feb. 5.
February 14, 1998 USS Annapolis pulled into Mina Zayed port for a four-day visit to Abu Dhabi, U.A.E; Another visit to Abu Dhabi from March 4-8; Port call to La Maddalena from March 24-25.
April 3, USS Annapolis returned to Groton after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6t Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
June 11, Cmdr. Daniel I. Nylen relieved Cmdr. Daniel Farson as CO of the Annapolis; Underway for Tactical Symposium from Aug. 3-8; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) and explosive echo ranging from Aug. 10-27; Underway for TRE support in the AUTEC range from Aug. 28- Sept. 9; Underway in support of JTFEX from Sept. 21- Oct. 6; Underway for local operations from Nov. 17-21; Underway again for operations in the AUTEC range from Nov. 30- Dec. 16; Port call to Mayport, Fla., from Dec. 4-8.
January 12, 1999 SSN 760 departed homeport for Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) supports in the AUTEC range and Cape Canaveral Op. Area. Brief port visit to Port Everglades on Jan. 19.
January 29, The Annapolis arrived at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., for a four-day magnetic deperming. Brief port visits to Port Canaveral on Feb. 3 and 5th; Returned home on Feb. 8.
February 24, USS Annapolis entered the floating dry-dock ARDM 4 at Electric Boat shipyard for a four-week repairs.
April 15, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a four-day visit to its namesake city; Underway for PCO operations in the Puerto Rican Op. Area and ORSE from April 27- May 19; Port calls to Roosevelt Roads from May 1-3, 7-10 and 14th; Underway for sea trials and local operations from July 7-16; At Electric Boat shipyard for the 100th anniversary family day from July 16-19; Underway again on Aug. 10.
August 20, USS Annapolis arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, for a four-day port visit.
August 31, SSN 760 entered the Medium Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock USS Oak Ridge (ARDM 1) for a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Undocked on Nov. 17.
January 4, 2000 The Annapolis departed homeport for a two-day sea trials in the Narragansett Bay OPAREA. Underway for testing and training in the AUTEC and Cape Canaveral Op. Areas from Jan 11- Feb. 4; In Port Canaveral from Jan. 28-31.
April 25, USS Annapolis departed Groton for AN/BLQ-10 operational evaluation and PCO operations at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility (AFWTF) range off Puerto Rico. Port calls to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads from May 1-2 and 5th; Returned home on May 11 to embark Nuclear Propulsion Examing Board (NPEB) for ORSE, May 11-13; Underway for sea trials and a joint training exercise Phoenix with the French attack submarine FS Emaraude, from June 19-26; Underway for POM certification from July 6-21.
August 3, USS Annapolis departed NSB New London for a scheduled Mediterranean deployment.
August 15, SSN 760 pulled into Gibraltar, British overseas teritory, for a six-day port visit.
August 23, The Annapolis pulled into La Maddalena, Italy, for a five-day port call to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Port call to Toulon, France, from Aug. 29- Sept. 4.
September 7, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a two-day port call before participating in exercise Veritas VI. Another port call to Rota from Sept. 15-19.
Sept. 19, Cmdr. David J. Bartholomey, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Daniel I. Nylen as commanding officer of the USS Annapolis; Another upkeep at La Maddalena from Sept. 21-27 after participating in exercise Tapon; Conducted operations in the Adriatic Sea from Sept. 29- Oct. 15; Participated in exercise Destined Glory in the Aegean Sea from Oct. 18-24; Brief port call to Souda Bay, Greece, on Oct. 25; Classified operations from Oct. 26- Nov. 8; Brief visits to Augusta Bay, Italy, on Nov. 9 and La Maddalena on Nov. 19.
November 22, USS Annapolis pulled into Toulon Naval Base, France, for eight days of liberty. Brief port visit to La Maddalena on Dec. 1.
December 7, SSN 760 arrived again at Naval Support Activity La Maddalena, Sardinia, for a two-week upkeep. Brief visit to Naples, Italy, on Dec. 23; Inport La Maddalena from Dec. 23- Jan. 2; Port call to Rota, Spain, from Jan. 17-21.
January 31, 2001 USS Annapolis returned to Groton after a six-month deployment.
From March 20-30, the Annapolis was underway for USS Enterprise BG's JTFEX as part of the opposition forces. Underway for routine training in the AUTEC range from May 8-29; Port call to Port Canaveral from May 19-22; Underway for local operations from May 31- June 8, Aug. 24-28 and Sept. 5-14; Underway in the Canadian Op. Areas and AUTEC from Sept. 17- Oct. 4; Underway for routine training from Nov. 6-20 and Dec. 17-21.
From March 6-15, 2002, the nuclear submarine was underway for routine training in the AUTEC range; Underway for POM work-up from May 14-22; Underway for Pre-overseas Movement Certification (POMCERT) from June 3-7.
June 19, USS Annapolis departed Groton, Conn., for a scheduled Mediterranean deployment; Port call to Rota, Spain, from June 29- July 3.
August 31, The Annapolis moored at Pier 1, Aksaz Naval Base for a four-day liberty visit to Marmaris, Turkey; Port call to Souda Bay, Crete, from Aug. 5-9; Brief stop in Augusta Bay, Sicily, on Aug. 23.
September 3, USS Annapolis pulled into La Maddalena, Italy, for a 12-day port call to get tender support services. Brief stop at Souda Bay on Sept. 20; Another upkeep at La Maddalena from Oct. 23- Nov. 12.
November 27, SSN 760 moored to Milhaud Pier 6 West at Toulon naval base for a six-day liberty to France; Brief stop at Naval Station Norfolk from Dec. 16-17 before ORSE.
December 19, USS Annapolis returned to homeport after a six-month deployment.
January 24, 2003 Cmdr. Donald E. Neubert, Jr., relieved Cmdr. David J. Bartholomey, Jr., as CO of the Annapolis.
April 23, USS Annapolis moored at Pier 11C, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine, for a Depot Modernization Period (DMP); In Dry Dock #3 from May 3 through Dec. 16.
May 24, 2004 USS Annapolis returned to Naval Submarine Base New London following eight days of sea trials and a year-long, $138 million worth, DMP. Originally scheduled for 13 months, PNSY workers and submarine crew worked together to complete the project in less than 12 months. In addition to numerous equipment upgrades, the sub received a new fire control system that will work in conjunction with the boat's state-of-the-art sonar system. Also received new masts and antennas to allow communications in a much larger bandwidth than in the past. Propulsion plant was also upgraded to improve its efficiency.
June 4, SSN 760 returned to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for a three-week Technical Availability. In Dry Dock #3 from June 7-22; Returned to Groton on June 25.
From July 16 through Aug. 30, the Annapolis was underway for routine training in the Cape Canaveral Op. Area and AUTEC range; Tiger Cruises from Naval Station Mayport from Aug. 9-13; Emergency sortied from Mayport to avoid the Hurricane Charlie, Aug. 13-15; Port call to Mayport from Aug. 15-18; Underway for local operations from Oct. 12-16.
From Oct. 29 through Nov. 22, USS Annapolis was underway in support of Submarine Command Course (SCC-02) operations in the Jacksonville Op. Area and AUTEC. Brief stop at Mayport, Fla., on Nov. 3; Underway for local operations from Dec. 9-15.
September 22, SSN 760 moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land in La Maddalena, Italy, for a five-day Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV). USS Annapolis recently departed for a scheduled deployment, as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Carrier Strike Group, in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
October 25, The Annappolis recently pulled into Mina Salman port at Manama, Bahrain, for a routine port visit.
February 16, 2006 USS Annapolis departed Souda Bay, Greece, after a routine port call. The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine is returning from a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.
August 30, The Annapolis anchored off Annapolis, Md., for a six-day visit to its namesake city.
October 6, Rear Adm. Cecil D. Haney relieved Rear Adm. Mark W. Kenny as Commander, Submarine Group Two aboard the SSN 760 in Groton, Conn.
August 27, 2007 USS Annapolis departed homeport for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
November 16, SSN 760 recently arrived in Mindelo, Cape Verde, for a goodwill port visit.
February 28, 2008 USS Annapolis returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a six-month underway period. During deployment she visited Rota, Spain; Toulon and Brest, France; Praia, Cape Verde; and Ghana. The Cape Verde visit marked the first visit to Africa outside the Mediterranean by a U.S. submarine.
July 31, Cmdr. Michael O. Brunner relieved Cmdr. Dennis J. McKelvey as commanding officer of the Annapolis.
March 20, 2009 USS Annapolis is currently participating in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2009, a two-week training exercise about 200 miles from the north coast of Alaska, near Prudhoe Bay, along with researchers from the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory and personnel from the Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory.
October 27, SSN 760 visited the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., as part of the school's homecoming activities, from Oct. 24-25.
March 20, 2010 The Los Angeles-Improved class submarine departed Souda Bay, Crete, after a routine port visit.
August 27, USS Annapolis returned to Groton after a six-month deployment.
September 30, Capt. William R. Mertz relieved Capt. Robert P. Burke as Commander, Submarine Development Squadron (COMSUBDEVRON) 12, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Annapolis at Naval Submarine Base New London.
April 25, 2011 The Annapolis pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., to participate in the Fleet Week 2011.
January 3, 2012 USS Annapolis departed Groton, Conn., for a scheduled deployment.
January 31, SSN 760 recently entered the Red Sea after transiting Suez Canal.
April 19, Senior Chief Sonar Technician Submarines (SS) Gregory Cordray was relieved of his duties as the USS Annapolis' chief of the boat due to "allegations of alcohol-related misconduct while on liberty overseas."
June 6, The Annapolis arrived at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, for a week-long port call.
June 27, USS Annapolis returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a nearly six-month Middle East deployment. The submarine steamed more than 31,000 miles and visited Toulon, France; Manama, Bahrain; and Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.
July 12, Cmdr. Chester T. Parks relieved Cmdr. John A. Gearhart as CO of SSN 760 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.
June 18, 2013 SSN 760 returned to homeport after a routine underway period.
March ?, 2014 USS Annapolis departed Groton for a scheduled deployment.
August 21, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine moored at South Mole in HM Naval Base Gibraltar, British overseas teritory, for a four-day port call.
August 27, The Annapolis moored at East NATO Fuel Pier in Portinho da Costa, Portugal, for a five-day liberty port visit to Lisbon.
September 11, USS Annapolis returned to NSB New London after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR). The sub traveled more than 34,000 n.m. and also made port calls to Rota, Spain; and Hidd, Bahrain.
April 2, 2015 Cmdr. Kurt D. Balagna relieved Cmdr. Chester T. Parks as CO of the Annapolis during a change-of-command ceremony at NSB New London.
April 25, USS Annapolis arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a two-year Engineered Overhaul (EOH); Entered the Dry Dock #1 on June 15.
June 17, 2017 USS Annapolis moored at Naval Submarine Base New London after a one-day transit from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
December ?, The Annapolis departed Groton, Conn., for a homeport change to San Diego, California; Transited the Panama Canal southbound on Jan. 23.
February 2, 2018 USS Annapolis moored at S/S/I Mike Pier on Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego for the first time. During the transfer, Annapolis conducted a diverse series of exercises and test events to evaluate and certify the ship's warfighting capabilities.
March 13, The Annapolis recently departed homeport for routine operations in the SOCAL Op. Area; Brief stop off Naval Base Point Loma for personnel transfer on March 14; Moored at N/S/O Mike Pier on March 16.
March 23, Cmdr. John C. Witte relieved Cmdr. Kurt D. Balagna as CO of the USS Annapolis during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.
April 13, USS Annapolis departed Naval Base Point Loma for routine operations.