UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY – UNITED STATES NAVY
SUBMARINE FORCES PACIFIC

OPERATIONAL ORDER – SECRET

TO: USS ARIZONA (SSN-803)
CC: COMSUBGRU9, COMSUBRON19
FR: COMSUBPAC
RE: OPERATION TRITON
DATE: 07APR2025

ORDER: 109370937FY22-TRITONPR-COMSUBPAC-SEC

I – MISSION PURPOSE

  1. The United States Navy under direction of the Secretary of the Navy and Department of Defense in order to increase diversity and interest in the Submarine Service has ordered COMSUBPAC to initiate a Public Relations Operation for publicity. The USS Arizona has been selected as the newest Fast Attack Submarine with design to insure the future of a full gender inclusion in the submarine service.
  2. The USS Arizona shall undertake a cruise in which they will circumnavigate the United States of America via the polar ice cap and Panama Canal before returning to homeport.
  3. The USS Arizona shall test weapons capabilities while operating within the polar ice cap for routine ICEX operations.

II – MISSION PARAMETERS

  1. The USS Arizona shall depart Naval Base Kitsap no later than 21 APR 25 at 09:00 local for transit to Polar Region and conduct ICEX testing.
  2. The USS Arizona shall arrive at the Port of New York and New Jersey for public affairs operations no later than 06 MAY 25.
  3. The USS Arizona shall conduct public affairs operations and public tours the weekend of 09 MAY to 11 MAY 25 with support from US Coast Guard personnel.
  4. The USS Arizona shall depart no later than 12:00 12 MAY 25 and sail for Norfolk Naval Yard.
  5. USS Arizona shall arrive Norfolk Naval Yard 14 MAY 25 for resupply, weapons onboarding.
  6. USS Arizona shall depart 19 MAY 25 for destination Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and arrive no later than 9 JUN 25. Transit via Panama Canal.
  7. USS Arizona shall depart JBPHH no later than 16 JUN 25 for homeport, Kitsap Naval Base arriving no later than 25 JUN 25.
  8. Upon returning to homeport USS Arizona shall institute crew stand down for 48 hours prior to initiating resupply operations.

III – SITUATION

A – Enemy Forces

  1. All units operating within the Polar Ice region should be aware of routine operations of Russian Federation Navy submarines and surface craft.
  2. All units operating in the Pacific Area should be aware of ongoing tension between the United States and People’s Republic of China.
  3. All units shall attempt to avoid contact with units of PLA Navy when possible and report contacts when appropriate.

B – Friendly Forces

  1. Canadian Naval units are likely to be operating within the Polar Ice region in addition to transit areas to the polar region from Naval Base Kitsap. The Canadian Government and Defense Ministry have been notified of ICEX.
  2. US Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB20) will be operating in the polar region on a scientific mission. Moving Haven of USS Arizona should be clear of Healy’s operations but notifications will be made prior to ICEX via secure communications.
  3. No additional US Naval surface or subsurface assets will be operating at the time of ICEX with exception of on ice personnel and air support.
  4. Updates to positions of friendly forces shall be given at broadcast before arriving to the marginal ice zone.

IV – Execution

  1. Underwater Ice Exercise (ICEX)
    1. USS Arizona shall fire/test two MK48 MOD7 ADCAP Torpedo with loaded training shot.
    2. USS Arizona shall fire/test two BGM109 Tomahawk TLAM via VLS with training warheads.
    3. USS Arizona shall fire/test two BGM 109 Tomahawk TLAM via torpedo tube with training warheads.
    4. USS Arizona shall fire/test two UGM 84 Harpoon SLAM with training warheads.
    5. Further ICEX operations to continue after departure of USS Arizona from the area will establish Ice Station and retrieve demo units.
    6. View Appendix C for operational details.
  2. Public Relations Operations NYC – View Appendix D
  3. Transit of Panama Canal – View Appendix E
  4. USS Arizona Memorial Visit – Additional Information to Follow
  5. Report contact with any PLA Navy units.
  6. Final shakedown USS Arizona (SSN-803)

V – Command/Signal

A – Communications

  1. All routine communications procedures and standing orders for SUBPAC units remain in effect.
  2. Communications with Port of New York/New Jersey on channel 16 of marine band VHF radio utilizing callsign “US NAVY SUBMARINE 803”.
    1. POC – US Coast Guard Sector NY – callsign “Coast Guard Sector New York”
    2. Additional in appendix D
  3. Communications for Panama Canal via POC see appendix E.

B – Command

  1. Operational Command 
    1. COMSUBPAC
  2. Logistical/Administrative Support
    1. COMSUBRON19 prior to departure.
      1. COMSUBRON19 notified to make all preparations for Arizona’s departure.
      2. COMSUBGRU9 notified to make all preparations for Arizona’s departure.

Appendices

  1. Attached documents included for order package.
    1. A – Initial Waterspace Assignments
    2. B – Logistical Support
    3. C – ICEX Operational Details
    4. D – Public Affairs Operations Guide, POC Port of NY/NJ
    5. E – Panama Canal Transit Operations/POC
    6. F – Weapons Loadout
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