Statement regarding USS Connecticut (SSN 22)

07 October 2021

From U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on Oct. 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. There are no life threatening injuries.
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USS Connecticut (SSN 22) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Thiep Van Nguyen II)
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USS Connecticut (SSN 22) file photo. (U.S. Navy/Thiep Van Nguyen II)
Photo By: Thiep Van Nguyen II
VIRIN: 161214-N-CC918-003
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. The safety of the crew remains the Navy’s top priority. There are no life threatening injuries.
 
The submarine remains in a safe and stable condition. USS Connecticut’s nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not affected and remain fully operational. The extent of damage to the remainder of the submarine is being assessed. The U.S. Navy has not requested assistance. The incident will be investigated.

 
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