SSN 757 Alexandria
The contract to build SSN 757 was awarded on 11/26/1984 and her keel was laid on 06/19/1987. She was launched on 06/23/1990 and she was commissioned on 06/29/1991.
SSN 757 is the third ship to bear the name Alexandria.
USS Alexandria (SSN 757) returned home to Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) on Dec. 10, 2004, following a deployment that circumnavigated the globe. Alexandria originally departed SUBASE on June 11, 2004, before transiting under the Arctic ice to the Pacific, Central and European Commands' area of responsibility. This deployment, in which Alexandria operated in all four oceans and the Red and Mediterranean Seas, yielded several firsts. Alexandria was the first improved Los Angeles-class attack submarine to conduct a circumnavigation of this nature. Additionally, it was the first U.S. nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine to visit Goa, India. Alexandria also conducted port visits in Yokosuka, Japan; Guam; Singapore; Crete and Gibraltar.
Alexandria participated in Exercise Malabar with the Yokosuka, Japan-based USS Cowpens (CG 63), USS Gary (FFG 51) and the Indian navy. Exercise Malabar is a bilateral exercise designed to increase interoperability between the two navies, while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. The at-sea training included maritime interdiction, surface events, sub-surface and air events, as well as personnel exchanges.
USS Alexandria (SSN 757)departed SUBASE on June 11, 2004 and transited under the Arctic ice to the Pacific Ocean. While this was the first transit of this type for an improved Los Angeles-class submarine, USS Nautilus (SSN 571) was the first submarine to make such a transit, going from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean in 1958. After entering the Pacific Ocean, the crew enjoyed port visits in Japan, Singapore and Guam, intermixed with their training and operations. Alexandria continued on with her circumnavigation of the globe. They joined the Yokosuka, Japan-based USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS Gary (FFG 51) in a port visit in Goa, India, before participating in Exercise Malabar with the Indian navy; a bilateral exercise designed to increase interoperability between the two navies while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. The at-sea training included maritime interdiction, surface events, sub-surface and air events, as well as personnel exchanges. Alexandria's crew also hosted an Indian commander for some of the exercises during Exercise Malabar. Alexandria also made history by becoming the first U.S. nuclear-powered submarine to make a port call in Goa, India.
After completing Exercise Malabar and their port visit in India, Alexandria transited through the Red Sea, Suez Canal and Mediterranean Sea, with stops in Crete and Rota, Spain, then home to SUBASE. USS Alexandria (SSN 757) returned to Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London on Dec. 10, 2004 following a deployment that circumnavigated the globe. After the deployment was over, Alexandria had steamed 37,175 miles in 180 days.
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