Bangor, WA – During a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor this morning, Cmdr. Eduardo Fernandez formally relieved Cmdr. Alan Holt, II as commanding officer of USS Kentucky’s (SSBN 737) Blue Crew. The Thoroughbred Sub Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Cmdr. Holt for his service while in command and to send him our best wishes for his continued success. At the same time, we would like to welcome Cmdr. Fernandez to the Kentucky family.




Wayne Hettinger aboar USS Louisville (SSN 724)

Fish out of the water? Wayne Hettinger, producer of one of the largest fireworks shows in the world, Thunder Over Louisville, gets up close and personal with USS Louisville's "fireworks."

Cocoa Beach, FL – Yesterday, several Kentuckians had a chance to visit USS Louisville (SSN 724) for the day. USS Louisville is returning from the shipyard to her homeport in Pearl Harbor, HI. Almost twenty people were able to spend a day underway aboard the boat, out of Port Canaveral, Florida.

The seas were rough, but every one enjoyed the rocky ride, especially once the boat submerged. Highlights included breakfast and lunch with the crew, tours of the boat, and an opportunity to observe USS Virginia (SSN 774) surfacing.


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