USS Toledo Returns to Groton After More Than Two Years


Story Number: NNS090313-08Release Date: 3/13/2009 3:52:00 PM
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By Lt. Patrick Evans, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs Officer

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) returned to Submarine Base New London March 13 following maintenance and modernization upgrades.

Toledo returned to its homeport in Groton after a 27-month depot modernization period (DMP) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. Upgrades were completed on Toledo's fire control, weapons, sonar, navigation, and propulsion plant systems during the DMP, which was the first conducted on a submarine at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.

Toledo Commanding Officer Cmdr. Douglas Reckamp assumed command March 5 in a ceremony held in Norfolk.

Next month, Toledo will participate in the 2009 Fleet Week Port Everglades to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 27 through May 1.

Fleet Week Port Everglades is sponsored by Broward Navy Days, Inc., which first began hosting Fleet Week celebrations in 1990. The all-volunteer organization conducts several awards ceremonies during the week to recognize outstanding Sailors from each ship that participates in Fleet Week, as well as arranging several "all hands" gatherings throughout the Fort Lauderdale area during the week.

For more news from Commander Submarine Group 2, visit www.navy.mil/local/Subgru2/.

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The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) is guided into the Elizabeth River to return to Groton, Conn., after a 27-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP) at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
090309-N-7705S-034 NORFOLK (March 9, 2009) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) is guided into the Elizabeth River to return to Groton, Conn., after a 27-month Depot Modernization Period (DMP) at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard. The DMP provided upgrades to Toledo's fire control, weapons, sonar, navigation, and propulsion plant systems and marked the first DMP for a submarine at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer/Released)
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