Guam – A posting on the Naval Base Guam FaceBook page announces that there are 7 submarines now at Naval Station.
This is the highest number of submarines at Naval Station Guam since the re-establishment of Commander, Submarine Squadron FIFTEEN in 2001, according to the posting.
The 7th submarine, the USS Bremerton (SSN 698), arrived at Naval Station this past Tuesday, April 16.
According to the FaceBook post, the submarines are conducting maintenance prior to continuing their deployments.
The 7 subs are:
1. JS Hakuryu (SS 503) (a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force sub)
2. USS Cheyenne (SSN 773)
3. USS Bremerton (SSN 698)
4. USS Charlotte (SSN 766)
5. USS Ohio (SSGN 726)
6. USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723)
7. USS Key West (SSN 722)
There are only 3 subs home ported at Naval Station Guam, the USS Oklahoma City, the USS Chicago and the USS Key West.
[(from top left, clockwise): JS Hakuryu (SS 503), USS Cheyenne (SSN 773), USS Bremerton (SSN 698), USS Charlotte (SSN 766), USS Ohio (SSGN 726), USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723), and USS Key West (SSN 722) (in the shadow of USS Frank Cable (AS 40)). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey Jay Price/Released)]