USS GREENEVILLE SSN 772
Construction of SSN 772 began on March 1, 1990, and her keel was laid on April 16, 1992, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The Pre-Commissioning Unit Greeneville was officially manned on January 19, 1994, and christened on September 17, 1994, by Mrs. Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore. USS Greeneville was commissioned at Naval Station Norfolk on February 16, 1996, with Cmdr. Duane B. Hatch in command.
February 9, 1997 USS Greeneville departed Newport News shipyard for sea trials after completing a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).
March 4, The 22nd Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine departed Norfolk, Va., for a transit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Transited Panama Canal on March 12. Port call to Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, San Diego, from March 20-23.
March 25, SSN 772 pulled into Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif., for a three-day port call.
April 11, USS Greeneville arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
From May 5 through June 28, the Greeneville was underway for routine training. Underway for Deep Submerged Rescue Vehicle Mother Submarine (DRSV MOSUB) certification in the SOCAL Op. Area from Oct. 23- Nov. 20; Port call to Point Loma from Oct. 31- Nov. 10.
November 21, USS Greeneville departed Pearl Harbor for a three-day Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Maui.
From January 5-23, 1998, the Greeneville was underway for Tactical Readiness Exam (TRE). Underway from March 16 through April 2 and June 15 through July 3.
July 22, USS Greeneville departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for its maiden western Pacific deployment. Port call to Yokosuka, Japan, from July 31- Aug. 1.
September 6, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in Chinhae, Republic of Korea, for a brief port visit.
September 14, USS Greeneville pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a five-day visit to Kuala Lumpur. Port call to Sasebo, Japan, from Sept. 27- Oct. 12.
October 13, SSN 772 arrived again in Chinhae, ROK, for a six-day port call to participate in annual International Fleet Review. Port calls to Yokosuka Naval Base from Oct. 22- Nov. 4 and Nov. 14-19.
December 23, The Greeneville pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a 10-day port call.
January 8, 1999 USS Greeneville anchored off the coast of Noumea, New Caledonia, for a five-day port visit. Returned to homeport on Jan. 22.
March 19, Cmdr. Scott Waddle relieved Cmdr. Robert H. Guy, Jr., as commanding officer of the Greeneville.
USS Greeneville was underway for routine training from June 1-11; Aug. 13-21; Aug. 23- Sept. 11; and Sept. 20-26.
November 22, SSN 772 pulled into NSB Point Loma for a week-long port call after participating in USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) BG's Joint Tactical Fleet Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California, from Nov. 6-22.
December 9, USS Greeneville arrived in Victoria, British Columbia, for a four-day port visit. Returned home on Dec. 20 after a six-week underway period.
April 3, 2000 The Greeneville anchored off the coast of Lahaina, Hawaii, for a four-day visit to the Island of Maui.
From May 25 through Aug. 2, USS Greeneville was underway in the eastern Pacific for national tasking and Navy's Career Orientation Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) program in the SOCAL Op. Area. Port calls to Santa Barbara, Calif., (July 1-6) and San Diego (July 7-17; 20-24 and 27th).
September 13, SSN 772 entered the Dry Dock #2 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Underway for sea trials from Dec. 19-20.
January 22, 2001 USS Greeneville pulled into San Francisco, Calif., for a four-day port visit.
February 9, At approximately 1:50 p.m. HST, USS Greeneville collided with the Japanese vessel "Ehime Maru" while conducting routine operations approximately 9 miles south of Diamond Head off Honolulu, Hawaii. The trawler sank about 5 minutes after the collision. 26 of the trawler's 35 crew members could be rescued immediately. 12 of them suffered minor injuries. The trawler was a training ship of a Japanese fishing school and had 13 students and their teachers aboard. From the 35 people aboard, 9 were killed in the accident. These were four 17 years old students, two teachers and three crew members of the trawler.
February 10, Cmdr. Scott Waddle has been transferred to a position on the staff of the Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific, pending an investigation of the collision. Capt. Tony Cortese assumed temporary command of the USS Greeneville.
March 30, Following detailed inspections, testing and repair in dry dock, SSN 772 has been scheduled to undock on the afternoon of April 2. The Greeneville entered the dry-dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Feb. 20 for damage assessment. The submarine was originally scheduled to deploy in June for six months to the western Pacific; Underway for sea trials from April 11-12.
August 15, USS Greeneville departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a western Pacific deployment. Port call to Apra Harbor, Guam, from Aug. 23-27.
August 27, USS Greeneville ran aground while entering port in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
From Aug. 28 through Sept. 21, the Greeneville was inport Apra Harbor. The boat's underside, rudder, and secondary propulsion motor suffered minor damage; repairs required dry-docking and a significant delay in the remainder of her deployment. The CO, Cmdr. David S. Bogdan, was fired on Sept. 13, after just four-and-a-half month in command; and the navigator and assistant navigator were also removed from their duties. In addition, the navigator and the sub's executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Pfieffer, were found guilty of "hazarding a vessel" during an admiral's mast, conducted by Rear Adm. Joseph Enright, Commander, Submarine Group Seven.
From Sept. 21 through Dec. 3, the Greeneville conducted navigation upgrade, re-certifications, commanding officer's discretionary time (CODT) and TRE. Port calls to Guam from Sept. 27- Oct. 3; Oct. 13-25; Nov. 15-27; and Dec. 3-7.
October 22, Cmdr. Lindsay R. Hankins relieved Capt. Tony Cortese as CO of SSN 772 during a change-of-command ceremony at Apra Harbor.
December 23, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into Manama, Bahrain, for a four-day port visit.
January 27, 2002 USS Greeneville and USS Ogden (LPD 5) were involved in a collision at sea in international waters in the Arabian Sea. No injuries were reported and initial assessments indicate minor damage. The sub was on the surface preparing to transfer two emergency leave eligible crewmembers from the attack submarine to the amphibious transport dock ship when the incident occurred.
February 4, The Greeneville arrived in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Teritory, for a week-long port call.
March 3, USS Greeneville returned to homeport after six-and-a-half month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet AoR.
From April 18 through May 23, SSN 772 was in Dry Dock 2 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for repairs. Underway for CODT from June 19-23 and June 29-July 2; Underway for Basic Submarining Assessment (BSA) phase 2 from July 8-14; Underway for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE) work-up from July 17-29; Underway for USWEX and Tactical Weapons Proficiency (TWP) from Aug. 3-17; Underway for Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) Operations from Sept. 7-18. The ASDS 65-foot mini submarine is operated by a crew of two and can carry eight SEAL team members.
September 20, The Greeneville anchored off the coast of Lahaina, Maui, for a four-day port visit.
From February 4-14, 2003, USS Greeneville was underway for CODT in the Hawaiian Op. Area. Underway again for CODT and Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) from Feb. 18-28.
March 6, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine entered the Dry Dock 2 ant PHNSY for an eight-week emergent repairs to torpedo tubes and to complete the POM 2 upkeep; Underway for CODT, TB-29A Towed Array Evaluation and TRE from May 14-29.
From June 9-19, the Greeneville participated in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of southern California. Port call from to Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, San Diego, from June 19-21; Returned home on June 27; Participated in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) and Pre-Overseas Movement Certification, in the SOCAL Op. Areaa, from July 25-31.
September 3, USS Greeneville departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a scheduled deployment, with the USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
September 19, The Greeneville pulled into Changi Naval Base, Singapore, for a three-day port call. Port visit to Jebel Ali, U.A.E., from Oct. 3-6.
October 19, SSN 772 pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a three-week upkeep and ASDS loadout. Participate in exercise Piranha Fury 04-1 from Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16- Dec. 4; Inport Guam from Nov. 12-16 and Dec. 4-14.
December 23, USS Greeneville arrived in HMAS Stirling at Garden Island, Australia, for a six-day port visit to Perth. Brief stop in Djibouti on Jan. 9 and 19th.
February 9, 2004 The nuclear-powered submarine arrived again in Apra Harbor for a 10-day of liberty and voyage repairs.
February 27, USS Greeneville returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.
The Greeneville was underway for ORSE work-up from April 12-15, 19-25 and 26-30th. Underway for BSA from May 24- June 4.
July 9, Cmdr. Lorin C. Selby relieved Cmdr. Lindsay R. Hankins as commanding officer of USS Greeneville. Underway for Submarine Command Course (SCC) operations from July 31- Aug. 20; Underway for CODT from Aug. 26- Sept. 3 and Sept. 7-14.
October 5, SSN 772 entered the Dry Dock #2 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a seven-week maintenance and upgrades. Underway for sea trials from Dec. 13-17.
June 19, 2006 Capt. Stephen Marr relieved Capt. Michael Zieser as commander, Submarine Squadron One in a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Greeneville at Pearl Harbor.
November 17, USS Greeneville departed Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a western Pacific deployment.
January 22, 2007 SSN 772 pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for routine maintenance before continuing to support operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet.
March 7, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit.
May 17, USS Greeneville returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.
October 15, USS Greeneville departed homeport, for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a 15-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP).
November 14, 2008 The Greeneville departed dry dock one-week earlier than previously scheduled; Departed PHNSY on June 4, 2009.
November 3, Cmdr. Anthony C. Carullo relieved Cmdr. Alan Dorrbecker as CO of the Greeneville during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
September 10, 2010 USS Greeneville departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
September 21, The Greeneville arrived in Republic of Korea Naval Base at Chinhae for a scheduled port visit.
March 11, 2011 USS Greeneville returned to homeport after a six-month underway period.
February 2, 2012 Commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 3 was disestablished during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Greeneville at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Under the deactivation, USS Jacksonville (SSN 699), USS Key West (SSN 722) and USS North Carolina (SSN 777) are assigned to COMSUBRON 1 and USS Louisville (SSN 724) and USS Olympia (SSN 717) are assigned to COMSUBRON 7. USS Chicago (SSN 721) will change its homeport to Apra Harbor, Guam.
February 3, Cmdr. Martin J. Muckian relieved Cmdr. Anthony C. Carullo as CO of the SSN 772 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the sub.
June 5, USS Greeneville departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
June 15, The Los Angeles-Improved class attack submarine pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a routine port call to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).
November 19, The Greeneville arrived in Changi Naval Base, Singapore, for a scheduled port visit.
December 14, USS Greeneville returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after more than a six-month deployment. The sub traveled 34,000 nautical miles and also made port calls to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines; and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
February 15, 2014 USS Greeneville departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
March 28, SSN 772 recently pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a routine port call.??
August 25, USS Greeneville returned to Pearl Harbor after more than a six-month deployment. She also made port calls to South Korea and Singapore.
September 4, Cmdr. Gabriel A. Anseeuw relieved Cmdr. Martin J. Muckian as CO of the Greeneville during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.
May 18, 2015 The Greeneville pulled into Pearl Harbor for a brief stop to conduct personnel transfer.?
July 23, USS Greeneville departed Delta Pier North, Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton en route to Nanoose test range off British Columbia.?
April 18, 2016 The Greeneville departed Pearl Harbor for a routine training in the Hawaiian Op. Area.
May 4, USS Greeneville departed Pier S9 for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
August 5, SSN 772 moored at Alava Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a routine port call.
September 20, The Greeneville moored outboard the USS Emory S. Land at Alpha Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a six-day Fleet Maintenance Availability (FMAV).