USS TOLEDO SSN 769
The Toledo (SSN 769) is the 20th Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine and the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Toledo, Ohio. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on June 10, 1988, and her keel was laid down on May 6, 1991. She was christened and launched on August 28, 1993, sponsored by Mrs. Sabra Smith, and commissioned on February 24, 1995, with Cmdr. Jack Loye III in command.
February 16, 2002 USS Toledo departed homeport for a six-month deployment, with the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Battle Group, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The sub returned to Groton in August or September.
February 10, 2003 USS Toledo departed Groton, Conn., for a surge Mediterranean deployment.
February 25, SSN 769 moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), while at anchor off Souda Bay, Crete, for a brief port call to get tender support services.
March 20, The Toledo launched its first Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs), from the station in the eastern Mediterranean, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
April 15, USS Toledo, commanded by Cmdr. Michael T. Poirier, returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after rapid response, two-month, wartime patrol.
December 7, 2004 USS Toledo returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the Persian Gulf with the John F. Kennedy carrier strike group that included port calls in Crete, Dubai, and Bahrain. Her route home from Bahrain was unusual, rounding the Cape of Good Hope rather than using the Suez Canal. Once back in the North Atlantic, she was diverted for a classified drug interdiction mission with the Joint Interagency Task Force–South in the Caribbean Sea.
April 25, 2005 The nuclear-powered attack submarine pulled into Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to participate in Fleet Week 2005.
January 31, 2006 SSN 769 departed Groton, Conn., for a scheduled deployment.
April 8, The Toledo departed the port of Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, after a brief visit. She is currently operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet AoR in support of maritime security operations (MSO).
August 10, Cmdr. Howard Goldman relieved Cmdr. John Schnieder as commanding officer of USS Toledo.
January 11, 2007 USS Toledo departed Naval Submarine Base New London for Newport News Shipyard where it will undergo a routine Depot Modernization Period (DMP) during which time it will be temporarily homeported in Norfolk.
February 21, 2009 Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding redelivered the Groton-based submarine to the Navy after the ship successfully completed sea trials. The two-year work included upgrading the Toledo's sonar, combat and weapons systems, and performing maintenance on the living areas and propulsion systems.
March 5, Cmdr. Douglas E. Reckamp relieved Cmdr. Howard Goldman as CO of the Toledo during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the submarine in Norfolk.
March 13, USS Toledo returned to Groton, Connecticut, after a 26-month depot modernization period.
April 26, SSN 769 pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., to embark members of the media enroute to Port Everglades for a Fleet Week celebration.
July 21, The Toledo crew members recently discovered a 21-inch crack in the topside hull, just before underway for local operations, as well as a corresponding one-inch crack in the pressure hull that would have leaked water if the ship was submerged. The U.S. Navy is currently conducting additional tests to determine the extent of the crack and the proper procedures to repair it.
February 5, 2010 USS Toledo departed Magnetic Silencing Facility, at the Trident Refit Facility at Submarine Base Kings Bay, after completing a four-day electromagnetic trial period.
January 20, 2011 USS Toledo returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a six-month deployment in the African and Central Command Areas of Responsibility. The improved Los Angeles-class attack submarine traveled nearly 40,000 miles and visited Bahrain; Limasol, Cyprus and Haifa, Israel.
July 15, Cmdr. Sam R. Geiger relieved Cmdr. Douglas E. Reckamp as CO of the SSN 769 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at NSB New London.
March 23, 2012 USS Toledo departed Groton for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
June 28, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into Khalifa Bin Salman Port at Hidd, Bahrain, for a 12-day port call.
August 25, The Toledo returned to Mediterranean Sea after transiting Suez Canal.
October 12, USS Toledo returned to homeport after a nearly seven-month deployment.
December 17, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. was awarded a $47,7 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4301) to exercise the option for the execution work necessary to prepare for and accomplish maintenance and modernization work for the USS Toledo's Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Work is expected to be completed by September 2013.