Philippine Daily Inquirer

Oldest US submarine docks at Subic for last time


SUBIC BAY FREEPORT— The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698), the oldest commission­ed submarine in the US Navy, arrived at this free port on Thursday for a final routine port visit. “This is Bremerton’s ninth and final visit to Subic Bay in the ship’s 37-year history. My crew and I are looking forward to the opportunit­y to engage with the local community while simultaneo­usly preparing the ship for the remainder of our deployment,” said Cmdr. Travis Zettel, commanding officer. Bremerton’s home port is in Pearl Harbor. Later this year, it will move to Bremerton, Washington, where it will be decommissi­oned. In a statement, the US Embassy in Manila said the submarine had been deployed to the Indo-Pacific region and its port call here establishe­d a strong partnershi­p between the Philippine­s and the United States. Bremerton’s crew of 150 sailors will be allowed to meet the community in the Subic area.

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