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
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
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.
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