USS Georgia Headed Out

The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia transits the St. Marys River on her first operational deployment as a converted Guided-missile submarine. Georgia will deploy for approximately one year to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility before returning to homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kimberly Clifford   Date: 08.05.2009

The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia transits the St. Marys River on her first operational deployment as a converted Guided-missile submarine. Georgia will deploy for approximately one year to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility before returning to homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kimberly Clifford Date: 08.05.2009

The first four Ohio-class ballistic missile subs have been converted to cruise missile boats (SSGNs).

Recall that it was the USS Georgia where a Trident missile was allegedly damaged while being removed in 2004. What ever happened with that?

Comments

  1. How does a year-long deployment on a sub work? Is it the same crew the whole time, or do they rotate somewhere along the line?

    Cuz that’s a long time to be stuck in a f*cking tube.

  2. The guided missile submarines (SSGN) stay deployed for approximately 12-months, but the boat will alternate between two crews (blue and gold). Approximately every 3 months the crews will swap. Example: currently Georgia Blue crew has command of the submarine, so in 3-months, Georgia Gold crew will have command of the submarine and so forth for a year long period.

  3. Even 3-months is a long time to be stuck in a f*cking tube, GeekLethal.

    Hell I get stir crazy after a 7-hour flight.

  4. CSG10,
    I didn’t know that, but it makes sense. Eh, mostly…the caption sez that the boat’s not coming back to its home port for the duration of the deployment, in essence, for a year.

    So how does that work? Does gold crew fly to a friendly port and meet the sub to relieve blue crew and blue crew in turn flies back to GA?

    Toejam: That’s why I will never see places like Tokyo or Australia.

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