USS SANTA FE
SSN 763
  
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The Santa Fe (SSN 763) is the U.S. Navy's 52nd Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and the second ship to be named in honor of the capital city of New Mexico. She was christened by Mrs. Joy Johnson and launched on December 12, 1992, at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Groton, Connecticut. Commissioned on January 8, 1994 at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn.

November 30, 1994 Cmdr. James F. Fordice relieved Cmdr. Rodger P. Krull as CO of the USS Santa Fe.

After completing builders trials and follow-on outfitting, SSN 763 transited to the Pacific Ocean in March 1995 to be homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) Seven.

In April 1997, the Santa Fe completed its maiden six-month western Pacific deployment, with the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Battle Group.

June 30, Cmdr. Thomas A. Bayley relieved Cmdr. James F. Fordice as commanding officer of the Santa Fe.

In September 1998, USS Santa Fe completed a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and has just recently returned from a three month trip to the eastern Pacific and West Coast of the United States.

January 8, 1999 Cmdr. Louis D. Marquet relieved Thomas A. Bayley as the 4th commanding officer of Santa Fe.

March 9, 2004 USS Santa Fe returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment in the western Pacific. She participated in ANNUALEX '03 with the Japanese Maritime Defense Force and made port calls to Singapore; Guam; Sasebo; and Yokosuka, Japan.May 7, Cmdr. J. Stephen Perry, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Andrew Hale as CO of SSN 763 during a change-of-command ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station submarine piers.

In October, The Santa Fe commenced a three-month drydocking period at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; Eastern Pacific operations from May through June 2005.

August 9, USS Santa Fe departed homeport for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Expeditionary Strike Group, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

September 28, SSN 763 pulled into Goa, India, marking the half-way point of Exercise Malabar '05. Malabar is a joint Indian American exercise designed to bolster relations between our two countries and enable the two countries to work together against a common threat.

February 9, 2006 USS Santa Fe returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month underway period, traveling more than 40,000 miles. During her deployment, she was the first submarine to cross Andaman Sea submerged. The crew made port visits to a variety of countries, including Phuket, Thailand.

April 5, 2008 The Santa Fe returned to Naval Station Pearl Harbor after spending more than a year at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a Depot Modernization Period (DPM). She made the transit to the East Coast in July 2006, surfacing near the North Pole on the way.

May 15, 2009 USS Santa Fe departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment in the western Pacific.

May 26, SSN 763 moored at Berth 13 in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for an 11-day port upkeep.

November 15, USS Santa Fe returned to homeport after a six-month deployment. Port calls to Singapore, Saipan, Guam and Okinawa.

January 15, 2010 Cmdr. David A. Adams relieved Cmdr. Vernon J. Parks, Jr., as CO of the Santa Fe during a change-of-command ceremony at Pearl Harbor.

February 24, 2011 USS Santa Fe departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

March 8, The Santa Fe moored at Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a four-day port call.

March 15, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in Chinhae, Republic of Korea, for a port visit before participating in exercise Foal Eagle 2011.

April 5, USS Santa Fe is currently participating in exercise Malabar 2011, with the Indian Navy, in the Philippine Sea. Brief stop at Okinawa on April 8 and 13th; Inport Sasebo, Japan, from April 15-18.

May 20, SSN 763 pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine port call. Brief stop at Okinawa on June 11; Inport Sasebo from June 28- July 2.

July 28, The Santa Fe pulled into Subic Bay, Philippines, for a five-day port visit to get tender support from USS Frank Cable (AS 40).

August 24, USS Santa Fe returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.

August 5, 2012 USS Santa Fe completed a six-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF).

November 9, Cmdr. Timothy J. Poe relieved Cmdr. David A. Adams as CO of SNN 763 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

July 29, 2013 USS Santa Fe departed homeport for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

August 8, The Santa Fe moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a week-long port call.

October 23, SSN 763 moored at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, for a scheduled port visit.

January 28, 2014 USS Santa Fe returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a six-month deployment.

July 8, USS Santa Fe departed Pearl Harbor to participate in a multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

January 6, 2015 The Santa Fe departed homeport for routine training off the coast of southern California.

January 29, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine departed Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, for a VIP cruise en route to Pearl Harbor.

April 2?, USS Santa Fe departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

May 9, SSN 763 moored at Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a four-day port call; Brief stop at Sasebo for personnel transfer on May 15.

June 18, USS Santa Fe moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a liberty port visit.

August 17, The Santa Fe moored at Berth 13S, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for an eight-day upkeep.

October 14, USS Santa Fe recently moored at Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a routine port call.

October 28, USS Santa Fe moored at Wharf S1B on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a six-month deployment.

October 30, Cmdr. Jacob A. Foret relieved Cmdr. Timothy J. Poe as CO of the Santa Fe during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.

December 6, SSN 763 returned to homeport after underway for local operations.?

July 11, 2016 USS Santa Fe departed Pearl Harbor to participate in at-sea phase of a biennial multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, in the Hawaiian Op. Area; Returned to Pearl Harbor on Aug. 4.

February ?, 2017 USS Santa Fe departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

March 2, The Santa Fe moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a four-day port visit; Brief stop off Yokosuka on April 4; Moored at Berth 13S for upkeep from May 11-18; Brief stop off White Beach, Okinawa, on May 23; Brief stop in Sasebo Harbor for personnel transfer on May 26, 29 and 30th.