USS Connecticut returns home to Washington04/23/2012
NS Bremerton according to the Northwest Navigator
USS Connecticut returns home to Washington
On April 12th, the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut returned home after a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific according to the Northwest Navigator. Family members cheered as the submarine pulled into port and moored just beside its sister ship, the USS Seawolf. Commander Ian Johnson, USS Connecticut commanding officer noted, “It’s great to be back—we all missed our families.” The first sailor off the boat was Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Miguel Codd who held his two-month old son for the first time. “Words can’t express how wonderful this is. When I got the news about my son, it was exciting.I can’t describe how great I feel right now. The Connecticut’s deployment began on November 30th, 2011 and made visits to Singapore and Yokosuka, Japan.
Johnson noted, “The deployment was outstanding. It’s a testament to the endurance of the Seawolf class, and the crew did a fantastic job. Our presence in the Western Pacific does a lot to promote stability in the region, and it also gives us the opportunity to interact with the sailors of other nations.” The Connecticut was also recognized by the Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the recipient of the 2011 Battle Efficiency Award for Submarine Development Squadron 5. The award recognizes the most proficient submarine crew in each squadron and recognizes sustained superior technical performance and continual combat readiness. The USS Connecticut is the second of the Navy’s three Seawolf-class submarines, all homeported in the Pacific Northwest—the Connecticut and Seawolf at Bremerton, and the USS Jimmy Carter at Naval Base Kitsap—Bangor.