Submarine USS Jefferson City Deploys
By COMSUBRON 11 Public Affairs
Release Date: 9/15/2011
(NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, Calif.) – USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) deployed today from Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month deployment.
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine’s deployment is in support of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Maritime Strategy, which includes maritime security, forward presence, sea control, and power projection.
Jefferson City’s deployment is part of an on-going rotation of deployed forces to support maritime security operations, and operations with coalition maritime forces.
During the past few months, Jefferson City conducted several training exercises off the coast of California and is fully prepared to deploy.
USS Jefferson City’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Brian Dickson, is very proud of his crew and their accomplishments. “The Jefferson City crew and families have been hard at work to ensure the ship is fully prepared to execute all tasking during the upcoming deployment,” he said. “A successful deployment is a culmination of team effort of dedicated personnel on and off the ship. Every crew member is looking forward to the challenges of the deployment ahead and to return safely and reunite with their supportive families.”
Jefferson City was commissioned February 29, 1992 and is named after Jefferson City, Missouri. Displacing more than 6,900 tons, Jefferson City has a crew of nearly 140 Sailors. She is one of six Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarines homeported in San Diego.