2018-04-13 / News Update

Navy’s oldest commissioned submarine visits Pearl Harbor for the final time

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
Submarine Forces Pacific


The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, following a six-month Western Pacific deployment, April 6. 
Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton / Navy The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, following a six-month Western Pacific deployment, April 6. Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton / Navy JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR HICKAM, Hawaii — Friends and families of the crew gathered on the pier here April 6 to welcome back the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton as it returned from its final deployment.

Bremerton successfully completed a six-month deployment while conducting operations in support of national security.

Excellent Crew

“The entire crew performed with excellence,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Wade Jacobson, Bremerton’s boat chief. “In six months we took the nation’s longest-serving submarine more than 42,000 nautical miles, executing multiple missions in some of the toughest and busiest environments in the world, and conducted five foreign port visits.”

During the deployment, 25 sailors earned their submarine warfare qualification, and 19 achieved advanced supervisory qualifications.

“I want the American public to know that they should be incredibly proud of every single person on this boat,” Jacobson said. “Each one has sacrificed something to do the job, and it can sometimes be stressful, but through grit and determination, each one has come through successfully.

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