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|332k||Connecticut (SSN-22) on the building ways.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|148k||Connecticut (SSN-22), at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 25 August 2000.||© Richard Leonhardt.|
|1.17k||Twenty one page PDF Welcome Aboard the Connecticut (SSN-22).||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 (of blessed memory).|
|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.|
|130k||CDR Bob Clark of the Connecticut (SSN-22), gives the thumbs up at the North Pole, May 2003.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|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.|
|36k||Commemorative post mark of the Connecticut (SSN-22), arriving home from the North Pole, 23 May 2003.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|24k||Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the Connecticut's (SSN-22), 5th year in commission, 11 December 2004.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).|
|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.|
|181k||Connecticut (SSN-22) refloated for the first time in a year.||Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|159k||The Connecticut (SSN-22) navigating the Thames River in July 2006.||Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|91k||The Connecticut (SSN-22) heading out to sea in July 2006.||Photo courtesy of LT. Tyler Cameron & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|373k||The Seawolf-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.|
|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.|
|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.\|
|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.|
|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.|
|884k||Connecticut (SSN-22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability on 15 December 2016.||USN photo 161214-N-CC918-004 by Thiep Van Nguyen II via media.defense.gov|
|262k||Connecticut (SSN-22) breaks through the ice during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. ICEX 2018 is a five-week exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations.||USN photo 180307-F-SV928-154 by Airman 1st Class Kelly.|
|884k||Stop The Press |
The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of 2 October while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. The safety of the crew remains the Navy’s top priority. There are no life threatening injuries.
The submarine remains in a safe and stable condition. Connecticut's nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and remain fully operational. The extent of damage to the remainder of the submarine is being assessed. The U.S. Navy has not requested assistance. The incident will be investigated.
In this photo, the Connecticut arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit on 31 July 2021. Connecticut is conducting maritime operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet to maintain a safe and open Indo-Pacific.
|USN photo 210731-N-IP743-0107 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brett Cote via navy.mil|
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