A Sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) tosses a forward line to Sailors aboard the fast-attack submarine
USS Toledo (SSN 769) during a small boat transfer evolution using a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB).
Promoted to captain of a fast-attack submarine
, Commander Waddle went on to become a great cheerleader for America's undersea fleet.
At present, it is constructing the new FORD-class aircraft carriers and VIRGINIA-class fast-attack submarines
, and performing refueling and complex overhaul on NIMITZ-class aircraft carriers.
If ballistic missile and fast-attack submarines
were to find a new home in Wales, so would the anti-mine vessels, and Swansea is mentioned as a possible base port.
Two fast-attack submarines
, USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) and USS Connecticut (SSN 22), participated in ICEX 2011, which took place at the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (APLIS) about 160 miles north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
If parts fail, they will have to be quickly repaired or replaced at sea--a standard that is more stringent than the requirements for maintaining fast-attack submarines
like Pittsburgh have multi-faceted missions.