CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Singapore – The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) arrived in Singapore Feb. 22 for a port visit during its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.
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.
“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,” said Cmdr. Wes Bringham, commanding officer. “Ninety percent of the crew was not born when ‘Bad Fish’ first visited Singapore.”
Many of the Sailors aboard Bremerton are eager to experience the Singaporean culture.
“Everyone who visited Singapore told me the night safari is a must,” said Electronics Technician 2nd Class Nicholas Burns.
Measuring more than 360 feet long, Bremerton is one of the stealthiest and most advanced submarines in the world. This submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, strike, surveillance and reconnaissance.
With a crew of approximately 150, Bremerton will conduct a multitude of missions and maintain proficiencies of the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet during her deployment.
Commissioned in 1981, Bremerton has a long standing tradition of excellence and achievement. Its crew is highly trained and capable of supporting the boat through any mission cycle within short notice.