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Pasadena (SSN-752)

Radio Call Sign: November - India - Charlie - Echo
Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 20 December 1985, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 12 September 1987; Commissioned, USS Pasadena (SSN-752), 11 February 1989. Pasadena is assigned to the US Pacific Fleet and is homeported at Pearl Harbor, HI.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 6,000 t., Submerged: 6.927 t.; Length 360'; Beam 33'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 25 kts, Submerged 30+ kts; Depth limit 950'; Complement 129; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes aft of bow, Harpoon and Tomahawk ASM/LAM missiles from 12 VLS tubes, MK-48 torpedoes; Combat Systems, AN/BPS-5 surface search radar, AN/BPS-15 A/16 navigation and fire control radar, TB-16D passive towed sonar arrays, TB-23 passive "thin line" towed array, AN/BQG-5D wide aperture flank array, AN/BQQ-5D/E low frequency spherical sonar array, AN/BQS-15 close range active sonar (for ice detection); MIDAS Mine and Ice Detection Avoidance System, SADS-TG active detection sonar, Type 2 attack periscope (port), Type 18 search periscope (starboard), AN/BSY-1 (primary computer); UYK-7; UYK-43; UYK-44, WLR-9 Acoustic Intercept Receiver, ESM; Propulsion System, S6G nuclear reactor, one propeller at 35,000 shp. Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase I [on 688 Improved].
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Pasadena14kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Pasadena's (SSN-752) launching at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 12 September 1987.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Pasadena20kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Pasadena's (SSN-752) launching at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 12 September 1987.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Pasadena62kLaunching of the Pasadena (SSN-752), at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT on 12 September 1987.Photo courtesy of creative-woodworking.net & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena655kPasadena (SSN-752) is in the Atlantic.USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 11/24/13.
Pasadena2.05kTwelve page Launching PDF of the Pasadena (SSN-752) with a dyslectic photo for the Helena (SSN-725) on the first page. It is a shame this isn't a stamp, it would be worth something.USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 11/24/13.
Pasadena23kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Pasadena's (SSN-752) commissioning at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 11 February 1989.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Pasadena83kAcrylic on canvas painting by the artist William H RaVell III entitled "Pasadena (SSN-752)."
This painting was presented to the U. S. Navy when the sub was commissioned on 11 February 1989. The original artwork now hangs in the boat's wardroom.
Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Pasadena91kCMDR Dan Thigpen, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) salutes CAPT I. Ozua, commanding officer, as he comes aboard the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine Mochishio (SS-74) following the vessel's arrival in port to take part in the joint naval exercise RIMPAC '92 on 10 June 1992. USN photo # DN-SN-93-00159 by PHC Chet King, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena123kA high oblique bow-on view of WestPac '93 Battle Group Foxtrot underway. (Left to right). The guided missile frigate Ingraham (FFG-61), the nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752), the nuclear-powered aircraft Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and the guided missile cruiser Fox (CG-33), on 1 June 1993. USN photo # DN-ST-95-011789 by PH2 Dale W. Novotasky, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Pasadena249k An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) underway near Hawaii on 1 June 1993. USN photo # DN-ST-95-01190 by PH2 Dale W. Novotasky, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena38kRear Admiral Scott R. Van Buskirk was the commanding officer of the Pasadena (SSN-752) from October 1996 to June 1999.Courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena84kAboard the attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752), MM1 (SS) Gary Burkett dons firefighting equipment as he and his damage control team respond to a drill during RIMPAC '98. USN photo # DN-ST-95-01131 by PH2 August Sigur, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Exercise RIMPAC '98370k The crew of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) man the rail 16 July 1998, as the sub moves out of Pearl Harbor for sea exercises during RIMPAC '98.USN photo # DN-SD-00-01112 by PH2 August Sigur, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena56k Aboard the attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) in the Pacific Ocean, 19 July 1998, a Petty Officer conducts a periscope sweep to ensures that no "contacts" exist that would interfere with surfacing. Pasadena is currently participating in the joint exercise RIMPAC '98. USN photo # N-2619S-007 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class August Sigur, courtesy of the US Navy Chinfo Photo Gallery web site.
Pasadena92kCrewmembers of the nuclear-powered submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) maintain speed and depth control as they stay vigilant of the sub's controls while transiting under the Hawaiian waters during the RIMPAC '98 on 19 July 1998. Official USN photo # DN-SD-00-01106, by PH2 August Sigur, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Pasadena81kMM2 (SS) Joe Hackett inspects the MK 48 ADCAP torpedo for proper alignment as it enters the torpedo tube during RIMPAC '98 on 19 July 1998. Official USN photo # DN-SD-00-01125, by PH2 August Sigur, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Exercise RIMPAC '98429kA trio of submarines, the Pasadena (SSN-752) (top), Republic of Korea Ship Lee Jong Moo (SS-66) (center) and Columbus (SSN-762), (bottom) patrol the Pacific Ocean during Exercise RIMPAC '98, 19 July 1998.USN photo # N-5961C-001 by Photographer's Mate JO1 Spike Call, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Exercise RIMPAC '98233k Flying 200 feet over the ocean during exercise RIMPAC '98, LT Daryl Lierman looks at a trio of submarines: the Pasadena (SSN-752) (top), Republic of Korea Ship Lee Jong Moo (SS-66) (center) and Columbus (SSN-762), (bottom) patrol the Pacific Ocean during Exercise RIMPAC '98, 19 July 1998 near Hawaii.USN photo # N-5961C=002 by Photographer's Mate JO1 Spike Call, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Pasadena94k Pasadena (SSN-752) left for a six-month deployment on 17 March 2003 from Pearl Harbor.Cmdr. Donald C. Fritts, Jr., Pasadena commanding officer, said his crew has worked very hard to prepare for this deployment. "Over the past six months, Pasadena has been involved in some fairly rigorous preparations," he said. "Much of our time has been spent in the waters outside of southern California working with the Nimitz Battle Group, preparing to conduct operations with the battle group as well as any independent taskings the sub may be given."
According to Fritts, the crew's morale is high and they are proud of their accomplishments.
"They've been working hard and doing a good job, and they know it," he said. "They are confident, but not overly confident and they have a very professional attitude towards the upcoming deployment.
"The crew is rightly proud of what they have done to get ready for this deployment and it shows."
USN photo & text by JO2 Cori Rhea, courtesy news.navy.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena655k15 photo circa 2000 Welcome Aboard PDF of the Pasadena (SSN-752).USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 11/24/13.
Pasadena51k An SH-60 Seahawk from the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six (HS-6) roves the surrounding area after a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from Nimitz (CVN-68) picks up an emergency medical patient from the attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, 4 June 2003. Nimitz Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVN-11) are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. USN photo # N-8273J-002 by Photographer's Mate 2nd class Tiffini M. Jones, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Pasadena43k A rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) crew from Nimitz (CVN-68) approach the attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752), to pick up an emergency medical patient.USN photo # N-2385R-004 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Pasadena154k Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Casey Opdahl from Bismarck, N.D. helps an emergency medical patient onto the rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) from the attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752).USN photo # N-2385R-008 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Yesenia Rosas, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Pasadena70k Crewmembers aboard Pasadena (SSN-752) scan the pier for family and friends as the fast attack submarine returns to its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 31 October 2003, following an eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific. USN photo # N-5376G-007 by Photographer's Mate Airman Benjamin D. Glass.
Pasadena125kPasadena (SSN-752) returns to her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 31 October 2003, following an eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific. USN photo # N-5376G-006 by Photographer's Mate Airman Benjamin D. Glass.
Pasadena64k Commemorative post mark & photo of the Pasadena (SSN-752) in drydock celebrating 15 years as a commissioned U.S.N. vessel, 11 February 2004. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Pasadena23kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Pasadena's (SSN-752) 15th year as a commissioned ship, 11 February 2004.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Pasadena169k Cmdr. John Heatherington is piped ashore after assuming command of Pasadena (SSN-752). Heatherington relieved Cmdr. Donald Fritts, Jr. during a change of command ceremony on 18 June 2004 at Pearl Harbor Naval Station's submarine piers. USN photo by JO3 Corwin Colbert, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Pasadena92kPasadena (SSN-752) at dock. The hump on the left of the hull is where they stow the towed array sonar cable. The red mooring cleats are stowed when under way. USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena154kThis is a huge bumper to keep the Pasadena (SSN-752) from hitting the dock. They use many of them. USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena111k The Pasadena (SSN-752) has thick 440V power cables attached to them while docked. Presumably the reactor is shut down unless they are at sea...USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena121k This is where the boats plug in when docked. (That's not a full-height door.)USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena122k Here you can see some gouges in the anechoic rubber coating the hull of the Pasadena (SSN-752) is layered with. For scale, the tall gouge is about 18" long.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena177k Long shot of the helm controls of the Pasadena (SSN-752).USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena141kPasadena's (SSN-752) helm controls. We were told that the covered displays are duplicates of the depth, attitude, bow plane angle, etc. controls you an see here. Note the 8-ball on the manual rudder control.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena162k Another helm shot, leading into the button-rich station to the left.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena171k The green fitting is on the starboard side of the hull. Under it is the motor that deploys the bow planes, which are kept retracted when docked. There is a red one behind the camera. USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena188k Vent and hydraulic controls to the left of the help controls. USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena135k Looking out the con towards the bow.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena124k Pasadena's (SSN-752) office.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena152k Almost everything on the Pasadena (SSN-752) runs on hydraulic or pneumatic powerUSN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena134k The Pasadena's (SSN-752) machine room holds the huge diesel engine (for backup power) as well as a number of other systems: the CO/CO2/H scrubber, the oxygen generator, ballast pumps, and more. Note the grey argon cylinder. The orange cylinders were labeled difluoromethane.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena123k Looking left from the argon tank, more of the machine room.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena163k Close-up of some indicators.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena124k The Pasadena's (SSN-752) periscopes have exceptionally clear optics, with variable zoom and gyrostabilization. The can also take pictures, and some ECM functions are located here.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena145k These instruments are mounted above one of the chart tables. That's an ICOM radio above the red plasma display.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena108k It's good to be the captain!USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena52k Chief Evans, with a blurry head, explains the sonar. No flash used here which explains the blur as well as the fact that you can see the displays.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena124k The Pasadena's (SSN-752) sonar room. The "waterfall" displays were monochromatic save for one in the back, which was in full color. USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena112kLooking aft. The apparatus in the floor and ceiling is part of a cradle system they use to load torpedoes on board. USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena133kThis is the weaps control panel the stowed torpedoes point at.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena167kThe entire weaps console system on the Pasadena's (SSN-752) bridge. The periscopes and helm are immediately behind the chairs here.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena128kCloseup of a weaps control panel on the Pasadena's (SSN-752) bridge.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena84kThis is a shot to fore, showing a torpedo and the weapons control console at the end of the compartment. The console takes up most of the width of the compartment, and is for the 4 torpedo tubes as well as all the vertical Tomahawk launchers.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena134k You can see part of the weaps control panel to the right. Note the yellow stripe on the fish -- these are war shots, not practice shots. This room is packed with high explosive and self-oxidizing fuel.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena116k This is the interior of a torpedo tube. The yellow box is a flashlight, which they have mounted all over the Pasadena (SSN-752). The white rails in the tube felt like Teflon. The grilles are where they shoot in pressurized water to fire the torpedo out of the tube.USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Pasadena87k Drill debrief on the Pasadena's (SSN-752) messdeck, date and place unknown.USN photo courtesy of (Naval Sea Systems Command) dcfp.navy.mil.
Pasadena197k A chief petty officer embraces a family member after the nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) returned from a six-month deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations, 22 December 2005. While on deployment, Pasadena participated in various exercises, conducted missions, and helped to keep a forward naval presence in the theater. USN photo # N-0879R-001 by Chief Journalist David Rush, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Rear Adm. Eugene Fluckey210k Sonar Technician (Submarine) 2nd Class Mike Micheli, assigned to the Pasadena (SSN-752), renders a 13-gun salute during a burial at sea for retired Rear Adm. Eugene Fluckey on 24 January 2009. Fluckey's ashes were scattered at the same location where he and his crew rescued 14 allied POWs stranded in the South China Sea more than 60 years ago. Pasadena is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.USN photo # N-8534H-008 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry R. Hirayama, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Pasadena231k Mount Fuji is visible behind the Pasadena (SSN-752) in port at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on 20 November 2009.USN photo # N-5013K-002 by Lt. Cmdr. Greg Kuntz.
Pasadena2.09kThe attack submarine Pasadena (SSN-752) arrives in her new homeport of San Diego, following an extended 24-month overhaul.USN photo # 131108-N-NB544-129 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom courtesy of navy.mil.
Photo added 11/24/13.

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