USS HAMPTON
SSN 767
  
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The Hampton (SSN 767), a Los Angeles-Improved class submarine, was the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to bear that name. The contract to build Hampton was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on February 6, 1987, and her keel was laid down on March 2, 1990. She was christened on September 28, 1991, and launched on April 3, 1992. Mrs. Laura Y. Bateman, wife of U.S. Congressman Herbert H. Batman, served as the sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. David J. Antanitus is the prospective commanding officer.

November 6, 1993 USS Hampton was commissioned during a ceremony at Newport News, Va.

March 26, 1994 Cmdr. Steve A. Correll relieved Cmdr. David J. Antanitus as CO of the Hampton.

April 12, USS Hampton arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, for a two-day port visit.

April 29, SSN 767 arrived in Newport News shipyard for a five-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Magnetic deperming at Lambert's Point in Norfolk, Va., from Nov. 15-22.

February 22, 1995 The Hampton entered the dry-dock at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for emergent repairs to its secondary propulsion motor.

From April 21 through May 25, USS Hampton was underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), as part of the USS America (CV 66) Battle Group; Port call to Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands, for a three-day visit to St. Croix Island; Underway for Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) from July 6-24.

August 15, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine emergency sortied from Naval Station Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Felix.

August 28, USS Hampton departed Norfolk for its maiden Mediterranean deployment.

September 7, The Hampton pulled into Gibraltar, British Crown Colony, for a five-day port visit. Port call to Naples, Italy, from Oct. 4-8.

October 9, SSN 767 arrived at Naval Support Facility La Maddalena, Italy, for a 17-day port call to get tender support services from USS Simon Lake (AS 33).

October 27, USS Hampton arrived at Toulon Naval Base for a week-long visit to France. Port call to Souda Bay, Greece, from Dec. 12-18.

December 22, The Hampton arrived again in Gibraltar for a seven-day port visit. Port call to La Maddalena from January 22- Feb. 5, 1996.

February 24, USS Hampton returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in support of Operations Deny Flight and Deliberate Force in the Adriatic.

April 25, Cmdr. Christopher L. Stathos relieved Cmdr. Steve A. Correll as the 3rd commanding officer of the Hampton.

August 1, USS Hampton pulled into Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a four-day visit to Portsmouth, N.H. Underway for PCO operations from Nov. 5-16.

January 9, 1998 Cmdr. M. J. Mathes relieved Cmdr. Christopher L. Stathos as CO of SSN 767.

January 27, The Hampton entered the Newport News Shipyard for a two-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Returned to Naval Station Norfolk on March 29; Underway on April 1 for testing at Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) range off Andros Island, Bahamas; Port call to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, from April 11-16 and 19th.

April 29, USS Hampton arrived in Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for a six-day port call to conduct VIP cruises. Returned home on May 7; Ammo onload at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., from May 20-27; Returned to Norfolk on June 13; Underway from July 23 through Aug. 21 in the Puerto Rican Op. Area; Port call to Roosevelt Roads from Aug. 2-6.

August 25, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine emergency sortied from Naval Station Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Bonnie.

From Sept. 21 through Oct. 9, the Hampton was underway for JTFEX. Port visit to Fishers Island from Oct. 7-8.

November 6, USS Hampton departed homeport for a scheduled deployment, as part of the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) BG.

November 16, The Hampton pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a four-day port call.

November 23, USS Hampton arrived in La Maddalena, Italy, for a four-day port visit to get tender support services from USS Simon Lake. Another visit to La Maddalena from Dec. 14-15.

December 17, SSN 767 launched its first Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) in support of Operation Desert Fox, from station in the eastern Mediterranean.

December 23, USS Hampton arrived in Haifa, Israel, for an 11-day port visit. Port call to Souda Bay, Greece, from Jan. 7-11, 1999.

January 30, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in La Maddalena, Italy, for a 12-day port visit to get tender support services from USS Simon Lake.

February 15, The Hampton pulled into Aksaz Naval Base for a four-day visit to Marmaris, Turkey. Port call to Souda Bay from Feb. 27- March 1; Transited Suez Canal on March 2.

March 10, USS Hampton arrived in Manama, Bahrain, for a brief port call. Another visit to Manama from April 6-9; Returned to Mediterranean on April 17.

April 25, The Hampton moored to South Mole in Gibraltar for a three-day visit to British overseas teritory.

May 6, USS Hampton returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibilty (AoR).

August 12, SSN 767 pulled into Port Everglades, Fla., for a four-day port visit. Underway for Dependent's Cruise from Aug. 16-17; Port visit to Portsmouth, N.H., from Aug. 28- Sept. 1; Returned home on Sept. 4; Underway again from Oct. 21 through Nov. 22; Port visits to Willemstad, Netherlands, Antilles, ( Oct. 27-30); and Roosevelt Roads (Nov. 1-2, 5-7, 12th).

March 7, 2000 The Hampton departed homeport for SVCS/Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) with USS Augusta (SSN 710). Port visit to Tampa, Fla., from March 18-21; Returned home on April 10 after participating in COMPTUEX.

May 26, Cmdr. John L. Lovering relieved Cmdr. M. J. Mathes as the 5th commanding officer of the USS Hampton.

September 8, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., for PDT training.

From Sept. 26 through Oct. 6, the Hampton was underway with USS Enterprise Battle Group. Underway for POM work-up from Dec. 11-16.

From January 9-16, 2001, USS Hampton was underway for Independent Steaming Exercise (ISE)/POMCERT in the Virginia Capes OPAREA.

January 23, USS Hampton departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

February 3, SSN 767 arrived at HMNB Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a brief port call.

April 7, The Hampton arrived at Haakonsvern Naval Base for a five-day visit to Bergen, Norway. Port visit to Tromso, Norway, from May 25-30.

June 4, USS Hampton pulled into Portsmouth, England, for a 13-day port call. Another visit to Faslane from June 30- July 5.

July 21, USS Hampton returned to homeport after a six-month deployment.

October 21, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for a brief port call. Brief visits to Roosevelt Roads, P.R., on Oct. 29; Nov. 4-5; and Nov. 10-11; Returned home on Nov. 16 after a four-week underway for Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) operations.

March 22, 2002 USS Hampton departed Newport News shipyard for a four-day sea trials after a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

From April 10- May 4, the Hampton was underway for Commanding Officer's Discretionary Time (CODT) in the AUTEC range. Port call to Port Canaveral from April 29- May 2; Underway for local operations from May 14-22; Underway again from July 9-13; Underway for TRE from July 15-31; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) from Oct. 1-17.

November 8, USS Hampton pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for a three-day port visit.

November 27, Cmdr. Robert P. Burke relieved Cmdr. John L. Lovering as CO of the SSN 767.

From January 8-29, 2003, the Hampton was underway for routine training in the AUTEC range.

February 3, USS Hampton arrived at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., for a two-week visit.

June 12, USS Hampton departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled independent deployment. Port call to Gibraltar from June 23-27.

July 3, The Los Angeles-Improved class submarine arrived in Toulon, France, for a five-day port visit.

July 9, The Hampton moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) at Naval Support Activity La Maddalena, Italy, for a five-day Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV). Port calls to Souda Bay, Greece, from Aug. 15-19 and Aug. 26- Sept. 2.

September 5, SSN 767 arrived again in La Maddalena for a two-week port call to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land. Another visit to La Maddalena from Oct. 3-6.

October 22, USS Hampton pulled into Aksaz Naval Base for a six-day visit to Marmaris, Turkey.

November 3, The Hampton arrived in La Maddalena, Italy, for an 11-day upkeep. Port call to Rota, Spain, from Nov. 24-28.

December 11, USS Hampton returned to Norfolk after a six-month Mediterranean deployment.

From January 20-26, 2004, the Hampton was underway for local operations. Underway for Pre-overseas Movement Certification (POMCERT) from Feb. 26- March 6; Ammo offload at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., from March 7-12.

April 1, USS Hampton departed Norfolk to participate in Ice Exercise (ICEX), in the Arctic Ocean.

April 19, SSN 767, along with the Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless, surfaced through the ice at the North Pole. The Hampton and Tireless took part in ICEX 04, a joint operational exercise beneath the polar ice cap. Both submarine crews met on the ice, including scientists traveling aboard both submarines to collect data and perform experiments.

April 28, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived at HMNB Devonport at Plymouth, England, for an eight-day port call. Returned home on May 18; Underway for USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CSG's COMPTUEX as part of opposition forces, from June 10-21; Underway for pre-availability testing from Aug. 4-16; Underway for BSA and Tactical Weapons Proficiency from Sept. 1 through Oct. 8.

August 3, 2005 Cmdr. Michael B. Portland relieved Cmdr. Robert P. Burke as CO of the USS Hampton during a change-of-command ceremony at Hospital Point in Portsmouth, Va. SSN 767 is currently at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a Depot Modernization Period.

May 1, 2006 The Hampton arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., in support of South Florida's Fleet Week USA.

February 16, 2007 USS Hampton departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment to the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility (AoR).

August 14, The Hampton concluded its participation in exercise Valiant Shield 2007, off the coast of Guam, during the joint photo exercise. The PHOTOEX featured 15 ships and 17 aircraft from Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps including a B-52 bomber.

September 17, USS Hampton arrived at its new homeport of Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, San Diego, after a seven-month deployment. She is one of the first East Coast fast attack submarines to transfer to the Pacific Submarine Force.

In October, six naval personnel were disciplined for fraudulently documenting chemistry records of the ship's nuclear propulsion plant. Shortly thereafter, the ship's CO Cmdr. Michael B. Portland was also relieved of his command because of a loss of confidence in his leadership; he has not been charged with any offense. Cmdr. William J. Houston is the new commanding officer.

February 27, 2008 The Hampton recently moored at CFB Esquimalt, B.C., Canada, for a brief port call.

In March, the U.S. Navy revealed that a total of 11 officers and sailors had been disciplined in connection with the fraudulent documentation and for cheating on petty-officer advancement exams. In addition to the captain, the sub's chief engineer was also dismissed. No damage was discovered in the reactor core and the sub has been returned to operational status.

October 16, USS Hampton departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

January 28, 2009 SSN 767 moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a week-long port call.

April 16, USS Hampton returned to Naval Base Point Loma after a six-month underway period. The submarine also visited Apra Harbor, Guam; Saipan; and Singapore.

December 10, The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s Naval Base Point Loma operation completed an overhaul of the USS Hampton two weeks ahead of schedule after just over four months of work. The detachment, in operation for less than a year, employs 60 permanent yard workers and an additional 245 workers from the Kittery yard went to San Diego temporarily to work on the sub.

July 15, 2010 Cmdr. David A. Lott relieved Cmdr. William J. Houston as CO of the Hampton during a pierside change-of-command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma.

December 7, USS Hampton departed homeport for a scheduled deployment.

March 3, 2011 SSN 767 recently pulled into Manama, Bahrain, to conduct repairs.

May 15, The Hampton arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit and to get tender support services from USS Frank Cable (AS 40).

June 8, USS Hampton returned to San Diego after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR). The submarine traveled more than 40,000 nautical miles and visited Saipan and Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.

October 5, 2002 Cmdr. Lincoln Reifsteck relieved Cmdr. David A. Lott as commanding officer of the Hampton.

June 18, 2013 USS Hampton departed Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

August 22, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a four-day port call.

September 6, SSN 767 moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) at Subic Bay, Philippines, for a Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV).

September 24, USS Hampton moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a six-day port call.

December 18, USS Hampton returned to homeport after a six-month deployment. The sub also made port call to Apra Harbor, Guam.

February 15, 2014 Capt. Eugene J. Doyle relieved Capt. Thomas E. Ishee as Commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 11, during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Hampton at Naval Base Point Loma.

February 26, The Hampton departed San Diego to particiate in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014, north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, from March 17-30.

March 23, Vice Adm. John M. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR), announced an early end to Ice Camp Nautilus after a large shifts in wind direction created instabilities in the wind-driven ice floes of the Arctic Ocean. The ice camp was a temporary structure and tracking range camp built and operated especially for ICEX. USS Hampton and USS New Mexico (SSN 779) will continue to gather data and conduct ice-related exercises until they transit out from under the ice.

September ?, USS Hampton successfully fired a Block IV-E Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM), while underway off the coast of southern California. The missile flew a pre-planned mission until a strike controller located at a maritime command center directed the Tomahawk to a new target at the China Lake Test Range.

October 17, SSN 767 departed Naval Base Point Loma for local operations.

March 2, 2015 The Hampton departed homeport for routine training off the coast of southern California; Brief stop off NB Point Loma for personnel transfer on March 5; Moored at Sierra Pier on March 9.?

March 14, USS Hampton departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.

May 7, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine moored at Navy Pier on White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, for a four-day liberty port visit.

June 8, USS Hampton moored at Berth 13S, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a 10-day upkeep.

August 10, The Hampton moored at Berth 2, Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a three-day port call; Inport Sasebo again from Sept. 1-8.

October 11, USS Hampton moored at North Side Inner Mike Pier on Naval Base Point Loma following an extended seven-month deployment. The sub traveled more than 41,000 nautical miles and also made port calls to Apra Harbor, Guam.

October 30, Cmdr. Theron Davis relieved Cmdr. Lincoln Reifsteck as CO of the Hampton during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Mike Pier.

November 23, SSN 767 departed NB Point Loma for a routine training off the coast of southern California; Underway again on Nov. 27; Brief stop off NB Point Loma on Dec. 1, Dec. 4 and Dec. 15; Returned home on Dec. 1?.

February 19, 2016 USS Hampton departed homeport to participate in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016; Arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo on March 14.

April 15, The Hampton moored at Shearwater Jetty, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a five-day port visit; Moored at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., on April 22.

May 18, USS Hampton arrived in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a two-year Engineered Overhaul (EOH).