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SSN 773 Cheyenne

The USS Cheyenne is the last of the Los Angeles Class Attack Submarines.

Named to honor Wyoming's capital city, Cheyenne is the third ship to bear the name.

The first Cheyenne was a converted tugboat operated during the Spanish-American War. The second, Monitor No. 10, entered service in 1902. It was originally named Wyoming, but was later renamed Cheyenne to clear that name for a new battleship.

CHEYENNE is one of the most capable nuclear attack submarines in the world. Embodying the fighting spirit of the West, some of CHEYENNE's enhanced warfighting capabilities include verticle launch cruise missiles, the Submarine Advanced Combat System (AN/BSY-1), the Wide Aperture Array (AN/BQG-5) and an improved state of the art engine room. In addition to these tactical advances, retractable bow planes and a hardened sail provide the capability to surface through ice, allowing CHEYENNE to operate freely in any of the world's oceans.

CHEYENNE's crew typifies the high level of knowledge, skill and reliability found in members of the United States Submarine Force. Their superb professionalism, loyal dedication and faithful service are the backbone of CHEYENNE. These dedicated Americans of diverse backgrounds, represent almost every state in the Union and share a common goal; to operate the finest ship in the Navy at the forefront of our nation's defense.

CHEYENNE is currently deployed to the Western Pacific as a member of U.S. Seventh Fleet.

The USS Cheyenne returned to Pearl Harbor on April 24, 2003 following a nine month deployment with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group. During Operation Iraqi Freedom the Cheyenne was one of the first to launch a Tomahawk cruise missile into Iraq. Cheyenne left for deployment from Hawaii July 31. Cheyenne was in the Arabian Gulf when coalition forces began the initial strike against various targets in Iraq and launched the first Tomahawk cruise missile on Iraq March 18. Cheyenne was also the first Pacific Fleet warship to return home following Operation Iraqi Freedom.

USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) departed for a Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor Oct. 8, 2004.




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