USS INDIANA
SSN 789
  
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The Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third United States Navy ship named for the State of Indiana. The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding on December 22, 2008; The ship was named on June 22, 2012 and construction began in September 2012.

May 16, 2015 The keel was laid down for the SSN 789 during a ceremony at Newport News Shipyard.

April 29, 2017 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at the Module Outfitting Facility (MOF) Bay #1E on Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Mrs. Diane Donald, the wife of Adm. Kirkland H. Donald (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Jesse J. Zimbauer is the prospective commanding officer.

June 4, PCU Indiana was launched for the first time into the James River from a floating dry-dock and moored at Newport News shipyard's submarine pier.

May 25, 2018 The Indiana moored at Pier 6 in Newport News Shpyard after a three-day underway for Alpha sea trials; Underway again from May 26- June 2, June 14-17 and June 22.

June 23, PCU Indiana moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, Fla., for a one-day port call; Moored at Trident Wharf again on June 25.

June 25, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding officially delivered the PCU Indiana to U.S. Navy.

August ?, The Indiana moored at Warrior Wharf on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Fla., for routine testing; Entered the TRF's Magnetic Silencing Facility for magnetic treatment (DEPERM) on Aug. ?; Conducted acoustic trials off the coast of Port Everglades, Fla., from Aug. 14-25; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk for personnel transfer on Aug. 28.

August 31, The Virginia-class attack submarine moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk for a five-day port call; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk on Sept. 10 and 12th; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 from Sept. 16-18; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, for a 10-day port call, on Sept. 21.

September 29, USS Indiana was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony in Port Canaveral, Florida.

October 4, The Indiana moored at Berth 3, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk for a 22-day port call.

October 12, Cmdr. David W. Grogan relieved Cmdr. Jesse J. Zimbauer as CO of the Indiana during a change-of-command ceremony at Eli Hall on Naval Station Norfolk.

October 29, USS Indiana moored at Pier 8N in its homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., for the first time.

November 5, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. was awarded a $13,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2104) for planning and execution of USS Indiana's Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Work is expected to be completed by April 2019.

March 28, 2019 SSN 789 undocked and moored pierside at Electric Boat Shipyard; Moored at Pier 6S in Naval Submarine Base New London on June 4; Underway for sea trials from June 29-30; Underway again on July 5.

July 8, USS Indiana made a brief stop in Naval Station Mayport for personnel transfer; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk on July 12; Moored at Wharf B1 in Naval Station Mayport on July 18; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral for a brief stop on July 25; Brief stop off Groton for personnel transfer on Aug. 2; Returned home on Aug. 9.

September 23, The Indiana made a brief stop off Groton for personnel transfer; Brief stop off Groton again on Sept. 27.

September 27, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. was awarded a $13 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-D-4300) for the the planning, material procurement, and repairs of USS Indiana. Work is expected to be completed by December.

October 7, The Virginia-class attack submarine made a brief stop off Groton for personnel transfer; Moored at Pier 6N on Oct. 9.

December 20, USS Indiana moored at Pier 6S on Naval Submarine Base New London after underway for routine operations; Underway again on Jan. 15; Brief stop off Groton on Jan. 21; Moored at Pier 31N on Jan. 24; Underway again from Feb. ?-28.

June 16, 2020 The Indiana moored at Berth 1/2, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a six-day port call.

July 1, USS Indiana participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), HMS Westminster (F237), HMS Kent (F78), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), HNoMS Otto Sverdrup (F312), HNoMS Utsira (S301) and German submarine U-36 (S186), while underway off the coast of Iceland, as part of the NATO anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 20.

July 17, SSN 789 moored at Berth 1/2, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota for a six-day port call; Moored at Berth 3, Pier 1 from Sept. 9-1?.

September 25, USS Indiana moored at Pier 6S on Naval Submarine Base New London following a maiden six-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AoR.

November 3, The Indiana departed Naval Submarine Base New London for routine operations.

February 8, 2021 USS Indiana is currently moored at Pier 17N on Naval Submarine Base New London; Underway again on Feb. ?; Brief stop off Groton for personnel transfer on March 5 and 10th; Returned home on March 23.

April 9, Cmdr. Scott Bresnahan relieved Cmdr. David W. Grogan as CO of the Indiana during a brief ceremony near Pier 17 on Naval Submarine Base New London.

May 13, USS Indiana departed homeport for routine operations; Brief stop approximately 3 n.m. off the coast of Groton for personnel transfer on May 18 and 20th; Moored at Pier 31N on May 25; Underway for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Black Widow on Aug. 1.

August 29, The Indiana moored at Pier 6S on Naval Submarine Base New London; Underway again on Sept. 14; Moored at Pier 31N from Sept. 16-17; Brief stop off Groton on Sept. 28, Oct. 1, 13 and 15th; Returned home on Oct. ?; Underway again on Oct. 22.

October 25, USS Indiana made a brief stop off the coast of Groton for personnel transfer; Moored at Pier 31N on Oct. 27; Underway again from Dec. 13-16 and Jan. 7.

January 11, 2022 The Indiana made a brief stop off the coast of Electric Boat shipyard in Groton for personnel transfer; Moored at Pier 17S on Jan. 19; Underway again on Jan. 21; Moored at Pier 10S on Jan. 25.

February 8, USS Indiana departed Groton for a scheduled North Atlantic deployment.

April 27, SSN 789 moored at Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a five-day port call; Brief stop off the coast of Torshavn, Faroe Islands, on May 5; Brief stop approximately 15 n.m. southwest of Bergen, Norway, on May 18.

July 26, The Indiana moored at Berth 1/2, Pier 1 on Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a five-day port call; Brief stop off Groton to embark the Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board (NPEB) personnel, for Operational Reactor Safeguards Examination (ORSE), on Aug. 7.

August 10, USS Indiana moored at Pier 6N on Naval Submarine Base New London following a six-month deployment.

September 18, The Indiana moored at Pier 31N on Naval Submarine Base New London after a three-day underway for routine operations; Underway again on Oct. 25; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral from Nov. 13-15; Returned home on Nov. 21; Underway again on Nov. 29.

December 2, USS Indiana made a brief stop off the coast of Groton for personnel transfer; Brief stop off Groton again on Dec. 5 and 12th; Moored at Pier 31N on Dec. 14.

January 20, 2023 USS Indiana moored at Pier 17S on Naval Submarine Base New London after a six-day underway for routine operations; Underway again on Jan. 30; Brief stop off Groton on Feb. 7; Returned home on Feb. 9.

March 31, The Indiana moored at Pier 8N on Naval Submarine Base New London after an eight-day underway for routine operations; Underway again on April 15; Brief stop off Groton on April 17 and 20th.

April 23, USS Indiana moored outboard the USS Cole (DDG 67) at Berth 21 in Port Everglades, Fla., for a week-long port visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral from May 1-5; Brief stop off Mayport on May 8; Brief stop in Naval Station Mayport on May 23; Moored at Pier 6S on May 26.

June 23, Cmdr. Kyle S. McVay relieved Cmdr. Scott Bresnahan as the 4th CO of Indiana during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.

July 18, USS Indiana departed Naval Submarine Base New London for routine operations; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, Fla., from July 27- Aug. 5; Moored at Pier 31N on Aug. 25; Underway again on Sept. 6.

September 8, The Indiana moored at Shearwater Jetty on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a two-day port visit before participating in exercise Cutlass Fury 2023; Brief stop off Groton for personnel transfer on Sept. 24; Returned home on Sept. 27; Underway again on Dec. 1; Brief stop off Groton on Dec. 4 and 12th; Moored at Pier 31N on Dec. 14.

January 20, 2024 USS Indiana departed Naval Submarine Base New London for routine training in the Narragansett Bay Op. Area; Brief stop off Electric Boat shipyard for personnel transfer.on Jan. 23; Brief stop off Groton again on Jan. 25 and Feb. 5; Moored at Pier 6S on Feb. 7.

February 19, USS Indiana departed Groton to participate in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2024; Arrived in Ice Camp Whale, about 150 n.m. north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, on March 13; Brief stop off Groton on April 7; Moored at Pier 6N on April 11; Underway again on April 29.

May 2, The Indiana made a brief stop off the coast of Groton for personnel transfer; Brief stop off Mayport, Fla., before participating in a Submarine Commander's Course (SCC) at the AUTEC range, on May 6; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, Fla., for a brief stop on May 22.

May 25, USS Indiana moored at Pier 31N on Naval Submarine Base New London; Underway again on June 5; Brief stop off Groton for personnel transfer on June 10; Returned home on June 13.