Attack submarine USS Bremerton visits Singapore

USS Bremerton (SSN 698) underway on routine operations. Image: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s oldest Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) docked in Sembawang, Singapore for a port visit during its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment on February 22.

USS Bremerton, nicknamed “Bad Fish” by the crew, has had routine presence throughout the region for more than 30 years of her commissioned service with numerous visits to Singapore.

Cmdr. Wes Bringham, USS Bremerton commanding officer, said: “It is a testament to the training and professionalism of this wonderful crew and the design of the ship that we are bringing Bremerton back to Singapore almost 33 years after our initial visit. Ninety percent of the crew was not born when ‘Bad Fish’ first visited Singapore.”

Measuring more than 360 feet long (109,7 meters), Bremerton is capable of supporting a multitude of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, strike, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Commissioned in 1981, Bremerton is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bremerton became the oldest submarine in service when the first of the class, USS Los Angeles, was decommissioned in January, 2010.

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