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Statement Regarding USS Connecticut (SSN 22) Command Investigation

01 November 2021

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan - The investigation submitted to the U.S. 7th Fleet commander determined the submarine grounded on an uncharted seamount.

The command investigation for USS Connecticut (SSN 22) has been submitted to Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet for review and endorsement. The investigation determined that Connecticut grounded on an uncharted seamount while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region. Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet will determine whether follow-on actions — including accountability — are appropriate.

 

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