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Connecticut (SSN-22)

Radio Call Sign: November - Charlie - Victor - Uniform

Seawolf Class Attack Submarine: Laid down at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 1 September 1997; Commissioned, USS Connecticut (SSN-22), 11 December 1998; Connecticut is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet, and is homeported at Groton, CT.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,460 t., Submerged: 9,137 t.; Length 353'; Beam 40'; Draft 35'; Speed, Surfaced 25 kts, Submerged 35 kts; Depth limit 1,600'; Complement 133; Armament, eight 660-mm torpedo tubes, 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles or 50 Harpoon antiship missiles or 50 MK-48 ADCAP torpedoes or 100 mines; Propulsion System, One S6W reactor, one shaft at with 52,000 shp with pumpjet propulsion, Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase II one secondary propulsion submerged motor.
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Connecticut 332k Connecticut (SSN-22) on the building ways. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 12/27/13.
Connecticut 2.36k Eleven page PDF of the Connecticut (SSN-22) and her sponsor, Patricia L. Rowland, wife of the Governor of Connecticut, John G. Rowland, at the christening of the boat on 1 September 1997. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 12/27/13.
Connecticut 59k Connecticut (SSN-22) underway off the coast of New England during her sea trials, circa 1997-98. Courtesy of General Dynamics and Electric Boat.
Connecticut 59k Bow on view of the Connecticut (SSN-22), underway off the coast of New England during her sea trials, circa 1997-98. Courtesy of General Dynamics and Electric Boat.
Connecticut 148k Connecticut (SSN-22), at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 25 August 2000. © Richard Leonhardt.
Connecticut 1.17k Twenty one page PDF Welcome Aboard the Connecticut (SSN-22). Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
PDF added 12/27/13.
Connecticut 600k Captain Robert E. Clark II sea tours include assignments on board Batfish (SSN-681) as a division officer and Combat Systems Officer, during which time he was named Batfish's 1988-89 Junior Officer of the Year; Navigator and Operations Officer aboard Dallas (SSN-700), after receiving the David Lloyd Award for Tactical Excellence while attending the Submarine Officer Advanced Course; Submarine Operations Officer for Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group EIGHT (COMCRUDESGRU 8), including support of an emergent deployment to Haiti as part of Joint Task Force 120 (Operation Support Democracy); and Executive Officer aboard Grayling (SSN-646) and Hampton (SSN-767).
Captain Clark commanded Connecticut (SSN-22) from August 2001 through September 2003. Under his command Connecticut completed two operations under the Arctic ice pack (LANTSUBICEX 1-02 and 1-03), as well as the ship's highly successful inaugural deployment to the North Atlantic. During his tour, Connecticut was awarded consecutive Submarine Squadron FOUR Tactical "T's" in recognition of tactical and operational excellence in 2001 and 2002, several Retention Honor Roll awards, and back-to-back unit awards recognizing Connecticut's performance during operations of significant importance to the National Security of the United States while deployed to the North Atlantic and Arctic. Of note, these were the first unit awards presented to a Seawolf Class submarine.
Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Connecticut 80k Connecticut (SSN-22) crewman prepare to cast off all lines as she departs on her first scheduled deployment, 1 May 2002.
USN photo by Woody Paschall, JOSA, USN, contributed by Steven A. Cardali, USN, CA35.
Connecticut 126k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Connecticut (SSN-22) & the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington, April 2003. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Connecticut 140k Mid-day sun shines over the sail of the Connecticut (SSN-22), at the APLIS 2003 Ice Camp, April 2003. Courtesy of csp.navy.
Connecticut 130k CDR Bob Clark of the Connecticut (SSN-22), gives the thumbs up at the North Pole, May 2003. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Connecticut 24k What, no fire hydrant! The Connecticut's (SSN-22) rudder will have to do at the APLIS 2003 Ice Camp, April 2003. Courtesy of csp.navy.Text correction courtesy of David Gornish.
Connecticut 36k Commemorative post mark of the Connecticut (SSN-22), arriving home from the North Pole, 23 May 2003. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Connecticut 24k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the Connecticut's (SSN-22), 5th year in commission, 11 December 2004. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Connecticut 126k How's the water? The drydock starts to fill for the Connecticut (SSN-22) during her undocking day in early 2006. Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Connecticut 181k Connecticut (SSN-22) refloated for the first time in a year. Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Connecticut 159k The Connecticut (SSN-22) navigating the Thames River in July 2006. Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Connecticut 91k The Connecticut (SSN-22) heading out to sea in July 2006. Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Connecticut 172k An aerial view of attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774), bottom, and fast attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22), moored to the pier at Submarine Base New London on 2 February 2007. USN photo # N-8467N-001 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
Connecticut 105k Cmdr. Daniel Christofferson, commanding officer of the fast attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22), shows Miss Connecticut 2006 Heidi Voight the ship's periscope during a tour of the boat on 6 February 2007. USN photo # N-8467N-002 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
Connecticut 188k Sailors assigned to the fast-attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22), load supplies onto the boat 29 October 2007 at Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. Connecticut is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. The submarine deployed from Groton, Conn., in July 2007, and will return to its her homeport of Kitsap, Wash., upon the completion of this deployment. The homeport shift is part of the Navy's realignment of the fast-attack submarine force, with 60 percent of the force to be homeported in the Pacific Ocean. USN photo # N-0913B-032 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Brantley, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Connecticut 407k Two Japanese Self-Defense Force P-3C Orion aircraft fly over Japanese and U.S. Navy vessels during a group photo exercise while under way in the Philippine Sea 16 November 2007, at the conclusion of ANNUALEX 19G. The Connecticut (SSN-22) is to the starboard side. DOD photo # N-7883G-079 by DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kyle D. Gahlau, courtesy of jccc.afis.osd.mil.
Connecticut 657k Connecticut (SSN-22) looking very much like the waters of the Philippine Sea minus the foam on 16 November 2007, at the conclusion of ANNUALEX 19G. Photo courtesy of LTJG Chris Stevens, HS-14.
Connecticut 289k The aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73) and the Connecticut (SSN-22) are underway in the Pacific Ocean as an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 hovers nearby on 17 November 2009. Ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are participating in ANNUALEX 21G, a bilateral exercise designed to enhance the capabilities of both naval forces. USN photo # N-6720T-050 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas.
Connecticut 373k The Sea Wolf class attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22) transits in front of George Washington (CVN-73) while an SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 flies overhead during a 26 ship formation photo exercise. USN photo # N-1644H-168 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John M. Hageman.
Connecticut 600k The fast-attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22) leads a formation of American and Japanese ships East of Okinawa during a PhotoEX on the last day of ANNUALEX 21G. The Essex (LHD-2) can be seen on the horizon. Photo courtesy of LTJG Chris Stevens, HS-14.
Connecticut 339k Representatives from the Philippine National Police and USAID look on as Lt. Mathias Vorachek, far left, combat systems officer aboard the attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22), provides a demonstration of the weapons handling system. The group toured Connecticut during a port visit to Subic Bay, Philippines on 5 January 2010. USN photo # N-6005S-005 by Lt.j.g. Lucas B. Schaible, courtesy of navy.mil.
Connecticut 524k Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (March 2011) The Connecticut (SSN-22) has just surfaced above the Arctic ice during ICEX 2011.. DoD Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Connecticut 588k Hector Castillo watches daily operations while communicating with the command hut at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station on 19 March 2011 as the Seawolf-class attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22) prepares to submerge under the ice during ICEX 2011. USN photo # N-UH963-418 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien.
Connecticut 878k The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) departs Naval Base Kitsap on 25 July 2011. John C. Stennis is on its way to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf for a scheduled seven-month deployment. The Connecticut (SSN-22) is alongside. USN photo # N-RG482-030 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Revees.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Connecticut (SSN-22) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Virtual Tour of Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site
Seawolf SSN 21 Class Attack Submarine and AN/BSY-2 Combat System
FAS - SSN-21 Seawolf-class

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