This collection was donated in association with a USS Colorado public program in June, 2022. SSN-788, USS Colorado, is the fourth Navy vessel to bear this name. This nuclear-powered attack submarine is based in Groton, CT, and through the USS Colorado Submarine Association, maintains close ties to our state. Annual “Namesake Visits” bring select crewmembers to Colorado to get to know the state whose name they proudly wear – and vice versa. The donated items speak to life aboard the ship, the construction and commissioning process, and the ship name’s heritage. Sections of teak wood from the WWII battleship USS Colorado are incorporated into the attack submarine. Furthermore, crew donated a Cruise Book and photo album found aboard the submarine that stem from the earlier battleship.
Items were donated by representatives of the USS Colorado Submarine Association. Don Price, President, agreed to sign on behalf of the organization and crew.