The USS Pasadena (SSN-75) is a Los Angeles class submarine and the third ship of the United States Navy named after Pasadena (California). After leaving the shipyard, it participated in training exercises in the area until September, when it returned to the Central Pacific. In February, the ships, now TF 58, headed against the Japanese home islands and then headed south-east to cover the landings on Iwo Jima, during which Pasadena added its guns to the bombing group and carried out patrol duties. The Cleveland class light cruisers have their origin in design work carried out in the late 1930s; at that time, the Second London Naval Treaty limited the movement of light cruisers to 8,000 long tons (8,100 t).
The armor on the ship's belt was 3.5 to 5 inches (89 to 127 mm) thick, and the thicker section in the center of the ship protected the ammunition magazines and the spaces of the propulsion machinery. Pasadena (CL-6) entered Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) during an NROTC midshipman cruise in the summer of 1948. In mid-January 1945, as the attack on Luzon progressed, the force sailed to the South China Sea and attacked Japanese installations and ships along the coast of Indochina and Formosa. The ships set out once again in early July to begin another round of attacks against the Japanese home islands; these attacks continued until mid-August, and only stopped on August 15, when Japan indicated that it would surrender unconditionally. Later, Pasadena participated in the occupation of Japan; it became the flagship of Working Group 35.1 on August 23 and four days later it anchored in Sagami Bay, just outside Tokyo. At sea for 80 days, Pasadena, as the flagship of CruDiv 17, participated in the night bombardments of Minami Daito (March 28 and May 10) and in the continuous attacks on other Japanese positions in Okinawa and Kyushu (from April 1 to May 30). While deployed, it also participated in several exercises with the Royal Navies of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Australia, and was even the first United States nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) to carry out exercises with the Indian Navy in the MALABAR Naval Exercise. The USS Pasadena is a Los Angeles-class submarine that has a long history with both US Navy operations and international exercises.
It was built in 1945 as part of a series of light cruisers designed for use during World War II. The ship was initially used for training exercises before being deployed against Japanese forces during Iwo Jima. After Japan's surrender, it was used for occupation duties before participating in exercises with other navies around the world. Today, it is located at Sagami Bay near Tokyo. The USS Pasadena is an important part of US naval history.
It was one of many ships used during World War II that helped secure victory for Allied forces. After its deployment against Japanese forces during Iwo Jima, it was used for occupation duties before participating in international exercises with other navies. Today, it is located at Sagami Bay near Tokyo where it serves as a reminder of US naval power.