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Bremerton (SSN-698)

Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 8 May 1976, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 22 July 1978; Commissioned, USS Bremerton (SSN-698), 28 March 1981. On 6 April 2018, she returned to Pearl Harbor from her final deployment, soon to be decommissioned.

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 can also launch Harpoon and Tomahawk ASM/LAM missiles & 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.
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Bremerton14kCommemorative post card marking the Bremerton's (SSN-698) keel laying, 8 May 1976. Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).
808k As of this moment I don't have Sponsor photo of Mrs Jackson giving the Bremerton (SSN-698) a whack on her bow, so this will have to do: A Navy loving family: Helen Hardin Jackson, left, and Senator Henry M. Jackson, as in Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) (in suit) visiting nuclear submarine while on honeymoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ca. 1961. Photo courtesy of
Bremerton95kThe Bremerton (SSN-698) slides down the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 22 July 1978. USN photo courtesy of USNI.
Bremerton17kCommemorative post card marking the commissioning of the Bremerton (SSN-698), 28 March 1981. Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).
Bremerton367k A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698), with distinguished guest on the speakers platform during commissioning ceremonies on 28 March 1981. Official USN photo # DN-ST-94-02127, by PH1 Ronald D L. Heppner from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bremerton140k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) with distinguished guest on the speakers platform during commissioning ceremonies on 28 March 1981. Official USN photo # DN-ST-83-04231, by PHAN Roger G. Pineda, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bremerton25kCommemorative post card marking the commissioning of the Bremerton (SSN-698), 28 March 1981. Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.
859k The submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) arriving in Bremerton on 4 October 1986. Photo courtesy of via Bob Haner.
Bremerton401kCrew members stand on the sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) as the vessel enters Pearl Harbor through the channel on 1 March 1987. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-05742, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of
Bremerton157kBremerton (SSN-698) Sinks a Ship.
M/V New Carissa, in her death throes, February 1999.
Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
Bremerton421k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) underway on 1 February 1991. Official USN photo # DN-ST-91-05712, by General Dynamics, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of
Bremerton212kBremerton (SSN-698) shoots to the surface during an emergency ascent demonstration, 8 March 1997. USN photo # N-3149V-005, courtesy of
Bremerton49kPostal cover issued on the occasion of the Bremerton (SSN-698) at Fleet Week in San Diego, CA., 6 August 1999. Courtesy of Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).
Bremerton185kBremerton (SSN-698) departs its homeport of San Diego on 14 March 2003 for a Western Pacific Deployment. Commanded by Cmdr. Jerry Logan, the Los Angeles class attack submarine has a crew of more than 130 men and will be conducting operations throughout the Western Pacific. The submarine is a multi-mission stealth platform, covertly projecting power ashore by inserting Special Operations Forces, conducting surveillance, and collecting intelligence while providing a flexible forward presence in support of U.S. interests. USN photo # N-6932M-001 by Lt. Kim Marks, courtesy of
Bremerton298kCommander, Submarine Group Seven Change of Command takes place aboard the submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) on 1 July 2003. Rear Adm. John J. Donnelly relieves Rear Adm. Joseph E. Enright. Enright was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal during the ceremony. USN photo 030601-N-8590G-001 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Gary B. Granger.
Bremerton223kBremerton (SSN-698) arrived in her new homeport of Pearl Harbor on 16 September 2003, with the historic Ford Island Control Tower in the background. Previously based at Submarine Base, Point Loma in San Diego, Bremerton will soon enter Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility for an overhaul. USN photo by JO3 Corwin Colbert, courtesy of COMSUBPAC & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bremerton51k Fast attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) returns to the operational side of the Pacific Submarine Force as she returns to Pearl Harbor Naval Station on 13 March 2007. Bremerton completed her first set of sea trials after concluding a three-year engineering refuel and overhaul. USN photo # N-9486C-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cynthia Clark.
Bremerton201kSailors aboard the fast-attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) render passing honors to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Russell (DDG-59) while underway off the coast of Hawaii, 14 January 2009. Russell is underway participating in a joint task force exercise as part of preparation for an upcoming scheduled deployment. Official USN photo # N-5476H-030 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Hight, courtesy of
Bremerton263kThe submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a six-month deployment to the western Pacific region on 5 April 2011. USN photo # N-UK333-090 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Bremerton1.38k With the mooring of the Los Angeles class submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) on April 16, Apra Harbor now has seven submarines in port. This is the highest number of submarines in the harbor since the re-establishment of Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15 in 2001. The submarines are conducting maintenance prior to continuing their deployments. The submarines include (from top left, clockwise), the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine JS Hakuryu (SS-503), the Los Angeles class submarines Cheyenne (SSN-773), Bremerton, and Charlotte (SSN-766), Ohio (SSGN-726), the Los Angeles class submarines Oklahoma City (SSN-723), and Key West (SSN-722), and the submarine tender Frank Cable (AS-40) on 17 April 2013. USN photo 130417-N-LS794-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Jay Price.
Bremerton501kThe fast-attack submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the final time, 20 April 2018. Bremerton is en route to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., to commence its inactivation process and decommissioning after 37 years of service. USN photo 180420-N-KV911-0032 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Griffin.
Bremerton1.37kThe submarine Bremerton (SSN-698) transits Puget Sound while returning to Bremerton, Wash., for decommissioning on 28 April 2018. The 37-year-old Bremerton, commissioned 28 March 1981, is scheduled to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in July. USN photo 180427-N-VH385-0015 by Mass Communication Specialist Wyatt L. Anthony.
Spent Fuel569kSealed reactor compartments are shipped by barge out of Puget Sound Naval Base down the coast and along the Columbia River to the port of Benton. There the radioactively-contaminated hull sections are transferred to special multiwheeled high-load trailers for transport to the Hanford Reservation in Washington State. Pictured below is the burial ground for spent fuel of the following 77 nuclear reactor submarines as of March 2003:
Patrick Henry (SSBN-599),
Snook (SSN-592),
George Washington (SSBN-598),
Scamp (SSN-588),
Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601),
Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618),
Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN-600),
Dace (SSN-607),
John Adams (SSBN-620),
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602),
Barb (SSN-596),
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608),
Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610),
Pollack (SSN-603),
Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN-685),
James Monroe (SSBN-622),
Skipjack (SS-585),
Nathan Hale (SSBN-623),
Plunger (SSN-595),
Shark (SSN-591),
Lafayette (SSBN-616),
Sam Houston (SSBN-609),
Jack (SSN-605),
Haddo (SSN-604),
Tinosa (SSN-606),
Guardfish (SSN-612),
Permit (SSN-594),
Queenfish (SSN-651),
Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631),
John Marshall (SSBN-611),
George C. Marshall (SSBN-654),
Flasher (SSN-613),
Guitarro (SSN-665),
Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617),
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656),
Tecumseh (SSBN-628),
Halibut (SSGN-587),
Will Rogers (SSBN-659),
Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655),
Daniel Boone (SSBN-629),
Greenling (SSN-614),
John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630),
Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633),
Skate (SSN-578),
Sargo (SSN-583),
Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657),
Sturgeon (SSN-637),
Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640),
Swordfish (SSN-579),
Seadragon (SSN-584),
Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634),
Simon Bolivar (SSBN-641),
Hammerhead (SSN-663),
Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) ,
Tullibee (SSN-597),
Lewis & Clark (SSBN-644),
Pargo (SSN-650),
Seahorse (SSN-669),
Gurnard (SSN-662),
Flying Fish (SSN-673),
Gato (SSN-615),
Puffer (SSN-652),
Seawolf (SSN-575),
Baton Rouge (SSN-689),
Bergall (SSN-667),
Whale (SSN-638),
Henry Clay (SSBN-625),
James Madison (SSBN-627),
Finback (SSN-670),
Spadefish (SSN-668),
Sunfish (SSN-649),
George Bancroft (SSBN-643),
Grayling (SSN-646),
Pintado (SSN-672),
Tunny (SSN-682),
Archerfish (SSN-678),
& Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624).
As time passes & more boats are retired from service and their reactors are brought here, so the numbers rise. In this photo dated November 2009, 98 nuclear submarines and six nuclear cruisers have been recycled. For an up to date view, click here
USN photo submitted by Jack Treutle (of blessed memory).
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Commanding Officers
01CDR. Anderson, Thomas Harry, USN28.03.1981 - 29.05.1982 First Date in Commission
02CDR. Wright, Douglas Scott, CDR (USNA 1965)29.05.1982 - 19.01.1985
03CDR. Beam, Alan Robert, USN19.01.1985 - 05.02.1988
04CDR. McMacken, John Christian, CDR (USNA 1971)05.02.1988 - 02.03.1990
05CDR. Hughes, Louis Allan (Lou), CDR (USNA 1973)02.03.1990 - 14.08.1992
06CDR. Crochet, John Michael, CDR (USNA 1976)14.08.1992 - 18.05.1995
07CDR. Cox, Ronald Richard, USN18.05.1995 - 04.05.1998
08CDR. Thomas Jr., Robert Lee, USN :VADM04.05.1998 - 24.08.2000
09CDR. Nutt, Brian Keith, USN24.08.2000 - 00.11.2002
10CDR. Logan, Charles Jerome (Jerry), USN00.11.2002 - 09.12.2005
11CDR. Zwolfer, Thomas Andrew, CDR (USNA 1988)09.12.2005 - 04.03.2008
12CDR. Warner III, Howard Campbell, CDR (USNA 1989)04.03.2008 - 06.08.2010
13CDR. Kerr, Caleb Alan, CDR (USNA 1993)06.08.2010 - 26.07.2013
14CDR. Bringham, Wesley P., USN26.07.2013 - 05.08.2016
15CDR. Zettel, Travis William, USN05.08.2016 - 27.08.2018
16CDR. Kaiser, David Isaac, USN (temporary)27.08.2018 - 27.11.2018
17CDR. Lindberg, Christopher C., USN27.11.2018 -  
Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

There is no DANFS History currently available for Bremerton (SSN-698) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
SSN-688 Los Angeles-class
Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site

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