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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.


  • 12/13/2021 15:27 | Anonymous

    The FRG recently sent a Thank You note to the USS Colorado Submarine Association Board and Members.  Thank you all for supporting the FRG and the Crew of the USS Colorado!  We are blessed to know you!

  • 11/23/2021 11:51 | Anonymous

    Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas?  We've got you covered!

    The FRG has some USS Colorado items for sale here: 

    We also have Association Coins for sale here: 

  • 11/22/2021 11:06 | Anonymous

    The FRG sponsored a "Pie-Thru" over the beautiful weekend.  The Association helped contribute funds for the event.  Mmmm...pie.


  • 11/17/2021 13:39 | Anonymous

    The Association has collected over 100 greetings on holiday cards which they will be sending to the boat, but we encourage as many supporters as possible to join this effort. Feel free to get students and classrooms involved!  Cards may be sent to:

    UNIT 100493, BOX 1 
    FPO, AE 09594

    We are not sure of the ship's schedule, but cards addressed to the above will find their way to the boat when they pull into port. 

  • 11/16/2021 17:27 | Anonymous

    The USS Colorado FRG is gathering items for the single sailor welcome home bags!  They have put together an Amazon wish list for anyone who would like to support. 

    Wish List Link:

    Feel free to email the FRG with any questions at  As always, we appreciate your support! 

  • 11/16/2021 11:49 | Anonymous

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

    November Newsletter

  • 11/15/2021 14:13 | Anonymous

    We have received a number of pictures for the crew from the boat during the current underway.  Always great to see smiling faces of the COLORADO crew!



  • 11/12/2021 14:10 | Anonymous

    On Veterans Day, Association members Norris Hermsmeyer and JJ Mackin attended the annual Veteran's Day program at CU Boulder on November 11th. This year's speaker was retired Navy Seal Admiral William McRaven via recorded video. This event is presented by the University Memorial Center and the Student Veteran Association.

    The University Memorial Center at CU is the Official Colorado Veterans Memorial that pays tribute to all Colorado veterans, men and women, who have served or are currently serving our country. The Veterans Memorial Lounge displays plaques memorializing Colorado veterans who died in all conflicts since World War I. Additionally there are artifacts on display from USS Colorado (BB-45), including the ship's bell and stern pilot wheel. The ship's bell that served on the first two USS Colorado's was added in 2015 and a duplicate of the bell that currently serves on SSN-788 was donated by the USS Colorado (BB-45) Association.

  • 11/07/2021 14:07 | Anonymous

    On November 6th, USS Colorado Submarine Association Members were at Denver's Veterans Day gathering on the 16th Street Mall yesterday to promote our namesake submarine and crew. They were able to gather about 100 signatures and well wishes on Holiday cards that will be sent to the boat for the holidays to show Colorado's support for their efforts in defense of our nation and appreciation for their sacrifice.

  • 10/16/2021 21:01 | Anonymous

    The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is rolling out a fundraiser for USS Colorado ornaments.  If you would like to purchase one, please fill out the Google document and they will invoice you accordingly.  This fundraiser will be open until October 30th for holiday delivery.  

    Please contact the FRG at with any questions.

    USS Colorado Submarine Association is an authorized 501(C)(3) Organization
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