Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

USS Bremerton Change of Command


Commander Wesley Bringham was relieved by Commander Travis Zettel as Commanding Officer USS Bremerton (SSN-698) on 5 August 2016 at Pearl Harbor HI. 

The Bremerton Olympic Peninsula Council was represented at the ceremony by Pat and Byron Faber and Pam and Bob Battin.

USS Bremerton is the oldest commissioned submarine in the fleet, as such she has the honor of carrying the Dick O’Kane cribbage board. O’Kane’s lucky cribbage board has become an important submariner tradition; since WWII it has been passed along to the oldest active submarine in the United States Pacific Fleet. Once the sub is decommissioned, it is given to the next oldest submarine, where it is placed in the wardroom. As a departure gift Byron presented Wes Bringham a Bremerton Cribbage Board.

Cdr Brigham’s next assignment is on the Staff of Submarine Squadron One in Pearl Harbor.

Cdr Wesley Bringham departing.