Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Amanda Gray, Commander, Submarine Group Nine Public Affairs
Dallas completed their most recent deployment November 22, 2016. During their final extended 7-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Operation, the submarine traveled 37,000 nautical miles and made port calls to Brest, France, Al Hidd, Bahrain, and Duqm, Oman.
Dallas departed Groton, Connecticut for the last time March 24, 2017 on route to Bremerton, Washington to commence the year-long inactivation process. During their transit, Dallas transited the Panama Canal and conducted port calls in Port Canaveral, Florida and San Diego, California.
During the inactivation process, which is conducted by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the submarine will be de-fueled, with the hull retained in safe storage until decommissioning.
Dallas was second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Dallas, Texas. The keel was laid by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics in Groton, Conn., October 9, 1976. The boat was launched April 28, 1979, and commissioned July 18, 1981.