USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) Makes Way for Western Pacific
COMSUBPAC Press Release
by: JO2 Cori Rhea
PEARL HARBOR, HI--The attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) left for a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific July 31.
"What lies in store for the next six months is hard to say," said Cmdr. Charles Doty, USS Cheyenne's commanding officer. "Safety of the crew and safety of the ship is of utmost importance. We are going to conduct extensive operations while forward deployed and some of those missions may be challenging, some may be dangerous.
"The crew will be able to do their part for the country," continued Doty. "At the same time, they can concentrate on their professional development while hopefully having a good time because of the nice liberty ports along the way."
USS Cheyenne is the newest submarine in the Pacific submarine force, commissioned in Sept. 1996, it is the 62nd Los Angles-class submarine. It is approximately 360 feet long and carries a crew of 130 men.
August 2, 2002
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