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The USS ALASKA (SSBN-732), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, was commissioned on 25 JAN 1986. USS ALASKA serves her country from her homeport of

The USS ALASKA (SSBN-732) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

SSBN-732 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1955 - MAR 1958 Grenada
MAR 1983 - Keel Date: 9 MAR 1983
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
JAN 1985 - Launch Date: 12 JAN 1985
JAN 1986 - Commissioned: 25 JAN 1986
MAR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 9 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 2000 - APR 2000 Last C-4 Patrol
MAY 2000 - NOV 2001 C-4 to D-5 Backfit
MAR 2002 - MAR 2002 1st D-5 DASO out of King's Bay GA
JAN 2003 - MAY 2003 Alaska
AUG 2006 - Shellback Initiation - 16 AUG 2006 - Atlantic Ocean

SSBN-732 General Specifications

Class: Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine

Named for: The U.S. state of Alaska

Complement: 15 Officers and 140 Enlisted

Displacement: 16764 tons

Length: 560 feet.

Beam: 42 feet

Flank Speed: 25+ knots


The fourth Alaska (SSBN-732) was laid down on 9 March 1983 at Groton, Conn., by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corp.; launched on 12 January 1985; sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Ann Stevens; and commissioned at the Submarine Base, New London, on 25 January 1986, Capt. Paul L. Callahan (Blue Crew) and Capt. Charles J. Chotvacs (Gold Crew) in command.

Alaska spent much of 1986 engaged in shakedown training for her two crews and in clearing up the many details that attend a new ship's addition to the Fleet.

[Note: The above USS ALASKA (SSBN-732) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS ALASKA (SSBN-732), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]