USS HAWAII SSN 776
The Hawaii (SSN 776) is the 3rd Virginia-class attack submarine and the first U.S. Navy ship to be named for the 50th state. She is designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the ship - reducing lifecycle costs while increasing underway time. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on September 30, 1998, and her keel was laid down on August 27, 2004.
June 17, 2006 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Hawaii was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. The Honorable Linda Lingle, Hawaii Governor, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. David A. Solms is the prospective commanding officer.
December 22, General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered PCU Hawaii to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule.
May 5, 2007 USS Hawaii was commissioned during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony in Groton, Conn. The third submarine of the Virginia class, SSN 776, will bear the name Hawaii to recognize the tremendous support the Navy has enjoyed from the people of the Aloha State and in honor of the rich heritage of submarines in the Pacific theater.
May 6, 2008 SSN 776 returned to Naval Submarine Base New London after a maiden underway period.
May 7, 2009 USS Hawaii became the second Naval submarine in history to receive the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation for its part in counter-drug operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean, in support of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South from Feb. 20 to April 17, 2008.
July 23, USS Hawaii arrived in its new homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor afer more than a two-month transit forom Groton, Connecticut.
January 7, 2010 Cmdr. Stephen G. Mack relieved Cmdr. Edward L. Herrington as CO of USS Hawaii during a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
February 16, SSN 776 is currently conducting tests at Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Katchikan, Alaska.
March 30, The Virginia-class attack submarine entered the dry-dock at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) for routine inspection and maintenance until early May.
August 25, USS Hawaii departed Pearl Harbor for its maiden western Pacific deployment.
September 3, The Hawaii pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a scheduled port visit, marking the very first time in the history of the U.S. 7th Fleet that a Virginia-class submarine visited the region.
September 24, SSN 776 pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a sonar system repair.
November 10, USS Hawaii arrived in Busan Naval Operations Base for a scheduled port visit to the Republic of Korea.
December 28, The Hawaii recently arrived in Guam for repairs. She is the first Virginia-class attack submarine to be moored outboard of a submarine tender.
January 14, 2011 The third Virginia-class attack submarine pulled into Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port call to Singapore.
February 24, USS Hawaii returned home after a six-month underway period.
May 21, 2012 USS Hawaii departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
June 9, SSN 776 pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a six-day port call.
July 3, The Hawaii pulled into Apra Harbor for a routine port call to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).
July 20, USS Hawaii arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit.
September 7, The Virginia-class attack submarine pulled into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, to get tender support services from USS Frank Cable (AS 40).
October 29, USS Hawaii moored outboard the USS Frank Cable in Apra Harbor, Guam, for tender support services.
November 20, USS Hawaii returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.
March 1, 2013 Cmdr. William A. Patterson relieved Cmdr. Stephen G. Mack as CO of the SSN 776 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Pearl Harbor.
September 5, The Hawaii returned to homeport after underway for routine training.
October 4, Capt. Harry L. Ganteaume relieved Capt. James C. Childs as Commander, Submarine Squadron (COMSUBRON) 1 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
July 8, 2014 USS Hawaii departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to participate in at-sea phase of a multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
August 8, USS Hawaii departed Pearl Harbor for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
August 20, SSN 776 moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a four-day port call; Inport Yokosuka again from Oct. 21-25.
November 9, The Hawaii moored at HMAS Stirling on Garden Island for a scheduled port visit to Perth in cunjunction with the 100th birthday of the Australian Submarine Force.
December 8, The Virginia-class attack submarine arrived in White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, for a brief stop to conduct personnel transfer; Brief stop at Okinawa again on Dec. 17 and 20th.
December 23, USS Hawaii moored at Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a four-day liberty port visit after recently participated in Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) exercise.
February 5, 2015 The Hawaii moored at Berth 13S, Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a five-day port call before participating in ASWEX; Brief stop off Okinawa on Feb. 16.
March 10, USS Hawaii moored at Berth S1B on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a seven-month deployment.
June 4, The Hawaii entered the Dry Dock #1 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) for an Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA).
March 30, 2016 Cmdr. John C. Roussakies relieved Cmdr. William A. Patterson as the 5th CO of USS Hawaii during a change-of-command ceremony at the Battleship Missouri Memorial.