Posted by: arbeam | December 11, 2017

Welcome USS Jacksonville (SSN-699) to the Pacific Northwest

PUGET SOUND, Wash. (Dec. 11, 2017) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) transits Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence its inactivation process. Jacksonville departed their homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for the last time, Dec. 4, 2017 to make their way to Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Taylor Ford/Released)

Please join us in welcoming The USS Jacksonvile (SSN-699) to the Pacific Nothwest. The Bremerton Navy League is hosting an arrival Reception at NBK Bremerton’s Sam Adams Culb tomorrow Dec 12 at 3PM.

USS Jacksonville (SSN-699) arrived at NBK Bremerton today completing the final voyage of her 36 year career. Commissioned May 16, 1981, Jacksonville is named after the largest and most populous city in Florida, and is the first ship to bear the name. The Jacksonville’s crest features a modiIed version of the city’s seal with Andrew Jackson on a horse in front of the rising sun, with a submarine and the hull number SSN 699 below. The submarine’s nickname, “The Bold One,” is a play off the city’s longtime slogan of “The Bold New City of the South.” Under the command of Cmdr. Steven Faulk, Jacksonville will begin preparations for Decommissioning in 2018.

Initially homeported in Norfolk VA, Jacksonville conducted 2 around the world deployments to the Indian Ocean, 3 Mediterranean Deployments, 2 Northern Atlantic Deployments and 1 South Atlantic Deployment. In April 2009 Jacksonville changed homeport to Pearl Harbor. While in the Pacific Fleet Jacksonville conducted 2 deployments to the Western Pacific  and 2 Indian Ocean Deployments.

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