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USS Colorado (SSN 788)

USS Colorado is the 15th Virginia class submarine. Construction started in March 2012 at Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut and she was delivered to the Navy on September 21, 2017. She was Commissioned at Naval Submarine Base in Groton on March 17, 2018. Her Ship's Sponsor is Ms. Annie Mabus. She is the fourth ship to bear the name Colorado.


The Association is organized to maintain a proud and active relationship between the citizens of Colorado and the crew and families of USS Colorado (SSN 788), specifically to:

  • Support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew and their families.
  • Encourage, advocate, and generate statewide support for the crew of USS Colorado throughout the life of the submarine and to educate the citizens of Colorado about their namesake submarine.
  • Educate the crew about the beauty of Colorado and the heritage of previous vessels commissioned as USS Colorado.
  • Raise funds and finance appropriate events and activities associated with these objectives.


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  • 05/21/2024 11:39 | Anonymous

    Our May newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click link below to review. 

    SSN-788 Newsletter May 2024

  • 01/29/2024 15:19 | Anonymous

    Our January newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click link below to review. 

    January Newsletter

  • 01/24/2024 22:05 | Anonymous

    Earlier in the USS Colorado deployment a number of students from the fourth and fifth grades of Mission Viejo Elementary School took time to write letters to crew members of USS Colorado. Upon receiving the letters the crew returned the favor, responding personally to the fifteen students who wrote letters.

    In addition, the Commanding Officer, CDR David Beam, wrote a letter to the principal expressing their gratitude. saying in part: “The men of USS COLORADO have all been warmed by the wonderful letters the students have written … We have been posting a couple of the letters at a time in our main passageway and it has become a cause for excitement each time a letter from Mission Viejo Elementary School appears.”

    The Commanding Officer also sent along an American Flag which had been flown from the bridge of USS Colorado during a recent surface transit while on their deployment.

    While visiting the boat after its arrival in Groton, Association members noted a number of these letters posted on a bulletin board in the passageway.

  • 12/28/2023 11:28 | Anonymous

  • 12/25/2023 11:28 | Anonymous

    Wishing all of our active military a safe and Merry Christmas!

  • 12/19/2023 11:30 | Anonymous

    The fast-attack submarine Colorado wrapped up a six-month deployment to the European theater and arrived back at Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut today.

    While underway, the submarine steamed nearly 36,000 nautical miles and conducted port calls in Grøtsund, Norway, and Rota, Spain, according to the Navy. Additionally, 30 sailors out of the more than 130-person crew earned their submarine warfare devices during the deployment.

  • 12/05/2023 11:18 | Anonymous

    The Navy uniform design for the Navy / Army game is a salute to the Silent Service.  Details on the design can be found here:

  • 11/11/2023 11:16 | Anonymous

    M.A. Polce on X: "Today, we take time to recognize those who ...

  • 10/25/2023 18:28 | Anonymous

    Our October newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click link below to review.

    October Newsletter

  • 10/18/2023 21:27 | Anonymous

    The Association recently received an Email from the Commanding Officer, CDR Beam with an update from their deployment. Here it is in part:

    "Deployment is going great. We have completed some primary tasking and executed a couple of foreign port visits. The crew has performed amazing and all of the time spent the previous year at sea and the late nights in port working on plans and maintenance have paid off.12 enlisted sailors have earned their silver dolphin warfare qualifications and 3 officers have earned their gold dolphin warfare qualifications. In addition, I have the extreme pleasure of introducing our two newest members of the Chiefs’ Mess, MMNC Chris Norsworthy and TMC Todd Schriver. We recently celebrated halfway-day and took a short break from our work to relax, recognize the accomplishments COLORADO has achieve thus far and of course, partake in the usual halfway festivities. I think the highlight for most of the crew was opening halfway boxes. It was great to “hear” from home and share some of the special things our loved ones included for us that made us all feel loved. An added bonus to this has been receiving care packages from the Colorado Chapter of DeMolay Freemasons and reading letters from the fourth and fifth graders from Mission Viejo Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado.”

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