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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.


  • 06/07/2022 22:42 | Anonymous

    Crew members honored at reception by the Colorado Thirty Group in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor. Here presenting plaque to Christian Anschutz.

  • 06/07/2022 21:34 | Anonymous

    Visiting Air Force Academy

    From Left to Right:

    LT Devin Graves, Supply Officer

    STS1(SS) Nicolas Polonsky, Sailor of the Year

    CDR Garth Storz, Commanding Officer

    STS2(SS) Colton Johns, junior Sailor of the Quarter

    CSSCM(SS) Mark Shipley, Chief of the Boat

  • 06/06/2022 22:32 | Anonymous

    The crew ended the evening with a public reception hosted at the beautiful Balistreri Vineyards in which a submarine life presentation and later tour of the barrel room took place.

    The Association and Sailors are grateful for the continued support of the Association members, owners of Balistreri Vineyards, and the wonderful community.

  • 06/06/2022 20:27 | Anonymous

    The crew received a private tour of the History Colorado Center.

    Afterwards, they gave an informative presentation to the public about the submarine life.


  • 06/06/2022 11:23 | Anonymous

    STS1(SS) Nicolas Polonsky and STS2(SS) Colton Johns raised the flag at the Capitol.

  • 06/06/2022 09:20 | Anonymous

    The crew started their morning at the Capitol meeting Lieutenant Governor Diane Primavera.

    Lieutenant Governor was presented with a token of appreciation by the USS Colorado.

  • 06/05/2022 22:18 | Anonymous

    USS Colorado presented the Association a small token of appreciation for the continued support of the Sailors and families of the USS Colorado.

    Today kicks off the start of a long awaited  namesake visit.

  • 05/03/2022 16:51 | John (JJ) Mackin (Administrator)

    During the crew members visit to Colorado from June 5th to the 9th, the Association will host a public reception at Balistreri Vineyards on June 6th.

    For more information and to purchase tickets visit here.


  • 04/11/2022 20:32 | Anonymous

    Wishing all submariners and their families a Happy National Submarine Day!

    April 11 is National Submarine Day, commemorating the day in 1900 that the U.S. Navy purchased the U.S.S. Holland, their first practical submarine.

  • 03/23/2022 13:24 | Anonymous

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

    March Newsletter

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