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USS BREMERTON (698) is named in honor of the city of Bremerton, Washington, home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and a city with a long association with both the Navy and the Submarine Force.

USS BREMERTON is the second United States Ship to bear the name. The first USS BREMERTON (CA 130) was a heavy cruiser of the BALTIMORE Class commissioned at the close of World War II. She was named after the winning city resulting from a war bond drive contest between the workers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and rival Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. During fifteen years of active service, BREMERTON (CA 130)-saw action in the Korean Conflict and served as flagship for various cruiser divisions until decommissioning in 1960.

USS BREMERTON (SSN 698) is the tenth ship of the LOS ANGELES Class. Her keel was laid by General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division in Groton, Connecticut in May 1976. BREMERTON was launched by her sponsor, Mrs. Henry M. Jackson, in July 1978 and commissioned on 28 March 1981.

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