As part of a new feature here at Good Sense, we have undertaken to feature units, divisions, regiments each week. This we feature a Navy ship that bears a proud name AND a proud history in Naval warfare. The USS Alabama.
Courtesy of the Alabama’s website, the following is a brief snippet concerning the most recent incarnation of the Alabama:
USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731) was commissioned on 25 May 1985 and assigned to Commander Submarine Force Pacific in early 1986. She has continued the proud traditions established by her predecessors having been consistently recognized for superior performance throughout its history. ALABAMA earned the distinction of having completed the 100th TRIDENT Strategic Deterrent Patrol in September 1988. After completing 47 strategic deterrent patrols, ALABAMA underwent an Extended Refit Period in 1999 and returned to service with numerous tactical and survivability upgrades. In the spring of 2000, ALABAMA celebrated its 50th Strategic Deterrent Patrol and its 15th birthday.
Here is the ship as she’s known today: