Two Connecticut-Namesake Submarines Train in Arctic Circle
18 Apr 2018
Two U.S. fast-attack submarines that have the Nutmeg State to thank for their names are working together near the top of the world.
Los Angeles-class fast attack sub USS Hartford and Seawolf-class fast attack sub USS Connecticut both surfaced through the ice in the Arctic Circle on Friday, according to the Department of Defense.
The submarines are taking part in a five-week maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) along with the United Kingdom Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant in the Arctic Circle north of Alaska.
The exercise is a way to train crews and test the capabilities of the submarines in extreme cold-water conditions, according to the Pentagon.