Tuesday, May 31, 2005

San Francisco CO Reassigned

Originally posted 1048 20 Jan:

Three articles, one from KUAM Guam, this one from Pacific Daily News, and another from The Navy Times, say that CDR Kevin Mooney, CO San Francisco, has been reassigned to Submarine Squadron 15, with a CSS-15 Deputy Commander temporarily taking command of the San Fran. The Navy Times article also provides this update on the plans for the boat:

"...the Navy is planning to put the San Francisco into a floating drydock in Guam to enable technicians to make the most accurate assessment of damages. Still to be determined: if the drydock is nuclear-capable, something the Navy continues to check out. Davis said that’s expected to happen. If it does, the sub could be in drydock in about a week..."

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, and I really don't know all the facts, but I'm still disappointed that the Sub Force took this action. I guess I've been out long enough (3 1/2 months) to start looking at it emotionally, rather than strictly going by precedent...

Staying at PD...

Update 1205 20 Jan: Here's the official announcement from the Seventh Fleet website. There's also some discussion goin' on amongst the submariners over at Ron Martini's BBS.


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