Posted by: arbeam | April 1, 2018

USS Bremerton Completes 37 Years of Active Service

USS BREMERTON (SSN698) was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Groton, Connecticut, on 28 March 1981. Principal speaker at the ceremony was the Honorable Henry M. Jackson, U.S. Senator from the state of Washington. Also participating in the ceremony were Mrs. Helen M. Jackson, the ship’s sponsor, the Honorable Norman D. Dicks, U.S. Representative, Sixth Congressional District, State of Washington, the Honorable Glenn K. Jarstad, Mayor of the city of Bremerton, Washington, Vice Admiral John G. Williams, Jr., USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Submarine Warfare, Hear Admiral Austin B. Scott, USN, Commander Submarine Group TWO, Captain Joseph F. Yurso, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Groton, and Mr. P. Takis V eliotis, Executive Vice President – Marine, General Dynamics and General Manager, Electric Boat Division. Accepting the ship for the Navy was Rear Admiral Carl A. Brettschneider, USNR, Commander Naval Base Philadelphia. Assuming command was Captain Thomas H. Anderson, USN.

Always a ground breaker, USS Bremerton deployed from Groton Connecticut for the first time, three and half months after Commissioning, to homeport in Pearl Harbor Hawaii via an Indian Ocean Depolyment.

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