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  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) held a change-of-command ceremony on the submarine piers in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 25. Cmdr. Thomas H. Shugart III, commanding officer of USS Olympia, was relieved by Cmdr. Benjamin J. Selph. Under Shugart’s leadership and guidance, Olympia completed a seven-month Western Pacific deployment and […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Another U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class submarine visited Japan after her sister boats previously paid three visits to Asian ports in the last couple of months. USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka May 31 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The series of submarine visits announced by […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Bremerton, Washington, on October 29 to start her inactivation and decommissioning process at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The 35-year-old Olympia is starting the inactivation procedure after completing her final deployment in September this year. The boat returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class submarine USS Olympia departed the city of Olympia on January 30 following a series of engagements with civic and community leaders and locally-based organizations. The namesake visit provided an opportunity for the crew of Olympia to demonstrate the quality of naval personnel to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest, particularly the city of […]

  • 6 March 2013

    Friends and families of the crew from USS Olympia (SSN 717) gathered at the submarine piers to welcome back the Los Angeles-class submarine as she returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific region, March 4.  “Olympia accomplished national tasking, theatre tasking, and security cooperation events throughout the […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) returned Feb. 25 to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.  Olympia completed an array of undersea operations and training evolutions, and worked with allied partners in several multinational exercises, thus improving the overall mission readiness of U.S. and allied forces. The submarine’s […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 35-year-old boat will now head to Bremerton, Washington, for inactivation.

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Los Angeles-class submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) finished undergoing deperming at the new drive-in submarine magnetic silencing facility (MSF) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Beckoning Point, Dec. 15. Olympia is the first submarine to complete this treatment at the facility. “After a culmination of 11 years of work by numerous Department of the Navy […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Authorities

    The command of a warship was passed down at a time-honored ceremony that was held for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Nov. 20. Cmdr. Michael Boone, commanding officer of Olympia, was relieved by Cmdr. Thomas Shugart. The ceremony’s guest speaker, Commander Submarine Squadron 7, Capt. Rick […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Changi Naval Station, Singapore Feb. 2 for a visit as part of her deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of approximately 140, Olympia will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the U.S. Submarine Force. “The crew […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Naval Base Guam, Sept. 1, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific.   With a crew of approximately 150 Sailors, Olympia will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. Measuring more […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles class fast attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 20 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of approximately 140, Olympia will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the U.S. submarine force. “Olympia’s crew is […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities

    The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) welcomed First Lady Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a tour of the submarine Feb. 12. The tour was conducted to reinforce the strategic alliance that exists between the U.S. and Japan, highlighting U.S. 7th Fleet’s partnership […]

  • 6 April 2011

      Efforts to bring the USS Olympia, the only surviving steel warship of its era, to the Bay Area have caught a welcome strong wind, an advocat… By Sarah Rohrs (timesheraldonline) [mappress] Source: timesheraldonline,April 6, 2011;

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 20 for a visit as part of its on-going deployment to the Western Pacific. Olympia continues to conduct a multitude of missions while showcasing the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet. Cmdr. Thomas Shugart, Olympia’s commanding officer, said: We […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Friends and families of the crew from USS Olympia (SSN 717) gathered at the submarine piers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to say goodbye as the Los Angeles-class submarine departed for a scheduled Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment, Aug. 8. “We have been preparing for this deployment for over 18 months, so the crew is eager […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) wrapped up a series of missions and exercises in the Western Pacific returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on November 9. The submarine took part in coordinated exercises with US and allied forces and completed three successful missions vital to national security, according to the […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Nine staff members from three of Hawaii’s Congressional delegates experienced life as a submariner, while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Olympia (SSN 717) Aug. 23.  The staffers spent a full day touring the submarine and interacting with crewmembers. Their tour included access to the control room, crew berthings, torpedo room, a view […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Training & Education

    Maybe it’s time for another historic museum warship to take up a berth on the South Carolina coast — this one from the Spanish-American War… By Schuyler Kropf (thestate) [mappress] Source: thestate, April 21, 2011;

  • 27 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

    A historic warship on the Philadelphia waterfront has gotten a little shoring up while it waits for a new owner… (greenwichtime) [mappress] Source: greenwichtime, July 27, 2011;    

  • 5 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) announced the recipients of the 2011 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) award in an official message to the submarine force Jan. 1. The Battle “E” is an award of merit presented to the most proficient submarine crew in each squadron and recognizes sustained superior technical performance and continual […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy-hosted international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific concluded August 2 after 30 days of exercises and maneuvers in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. A total of 25 nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the 26th edition […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Tactical Satellite-4 successfully completes three weeks of intense testing, June 28, as part of the Navy’s annual Trident Warrior Experiment 2012 (TW12). TacSat-4 is a Navy-led Joint mission that provides Ultra High Frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM). Sponsored by Navy Warfare Development Command, Trident Warrior is an annual fleet experiment focused […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego on Sept. 18. Cmdr. Mark Nieswiadomy turned over command of the guided-missile destroyer to Cmdr. Marc Crawford. The change of command ceremony honored the end of a 36-month tour aboard Gridley for Nieswiadomy. Prior to assuming […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) participated in a training evolution with Philippine navy frigate Gregorio Del Pilar (PF 15) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer JS Sazanami (DD 113) Oct. 22. During the evolution, the ships conducted several drills in live-fire gunnery, communications, and close-in maneuvering. Cmdr. Steven Liberty, Antietam’s executive officer, […]

  • 9 May 2011
    Industry news

      It may have already been almost 6 years since Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael Murphy was killed in the mountains of Afghanistan, but his memory definitely lives on. On May 7, Saturday, he would have turned 35; instead, of having a birthday party, his mother helped the Navy christen a […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Seventeen Sailors assigned to Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) participated in the Biddeford-Saco Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11. USS San Juan Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Electronics Technician Gaylord Humphries expressed the importance of participating in the parade because it culminates nearly two successful years in the shipyard. “San Juan […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities

    One of the new Jehu class landing ships, which the Finnish Navy received in June, will be presented to the audience for the first time on 9 July in the South Harbour of Helsinki, Finland. The multipurpose and fast Jehu class represents the newest capacity of the Navy. The ships can be used for troop […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Six sailors and marines from the nation’s flagship were dumped in a remote bay in Scotland and ordered by their captain to rejoin HMS Bulwark 550 miles away. In the latest challenge set by the assault ship’s captain, the team secured free travel, free food, free accommodation and even met Royalty during their dash from […]