SSN 752

About the USS Pasadena
The USS PASADENA ("SSN 752") is the third vessel and first submarine so named in the United States Navy.  Her missions include anti-submarine warfare and strike warfare.   SSN 752 is the second Improved 688 Class submarine and was commissioned February 11, 1989. 

Originally assigned to Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, SSN 752 conducted an inter-fleet transfer in October 1990 to the Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and was homeported in San Diego, California.

In July 1991, SSN 752 became the first Improved 688 Class submarine to deploy, commencing a six month Western Pacific deployment.  In June 1993, SSN 752 commenced a six month Western Pacific deployment to the Persian Gulf.  While deployed, SSN 752 participated in several exercises with the Royal Saudi, Omani and Australian Navies.

In March 1995, SSN 752 again deployed on a six month Western Pacific Deployment. While deployed to the Arabian Gulf SSN 752 became the first United States SSN to conduct exercises with the Indian Navy, the first nuclear powered submarine to visit the port of Muskat Oman, the first to operate continuously inside the Arabian Gulf, and the first SSN to be assigned to Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet.  From June 1996 to September 1996, SSN 752 underwent a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) where she was outfitted with improved offensive and defensive weapon systems.

In November 1996, SSN 752 changed homeports to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where she is now assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron Seven.  In April 1997, SSN 752 deployed to the Eastern Pacific for a four month deployment in support of UNITAS.

SSN 752 provides the Fleet Commander or Task Force Commander a multi-mission platform. This vessel has unlimited endurance due to the nuclear propulsion plant, the most advanced sonar, torpedo, cruise missile, and mine delivery systems, the best combination of speed and stealth due to quieting and the capacity to fulfill numerous missions because of the versatility of the ship with its highly trained and dedicated crew.

SSN 752 was awarded the prestigious Submarine Squadron Seven Battle "E" Efficiency award for 1998, which recognizes commands that have attained the highest overall or departmental readiness to carry out their wartime tasks.  SSN 752 was awarded the Morale and Welfare Recreation (MWR) Fleet Recreation award for the entire Navy in 2001.

SSN 752 is home to 123 enlisted sailors and 14 officers while at sea.  SSN 752 continues to produce some of the top sailors in the US Navy.

SSN 752's insignia is surrounded by a mooring line border with blue background, emphasizing the nautical character of the seal.  The surrounding banner carries the ship's hull number and name and bracketed by the motto.  The motto, in addition to enhancing the central combative caricature, states in clear terms the readiness of today’s force to fight anywhere in the world on short notice in the national interest.  The red rose ties the ship to the City of Pasadena, home of the New Year’s Day Rose Parade, which dates back more than 100 years.  The turtle pugilist ties SSN-752 to the USS Pasadena (CL-65), a World War II Light Cruiser that earned six battle stars.  USS Pasadena (CL-65) ship’s emblem was created for the cruiser by Walt Disney.  The emblem emphasizes the six-inch main armament of the Light Cruiser, whose first commanding officer was Captain R. B. TUGGLE, USN.