Welcome to the USS Arizona!

Welcome to the USS Arizona! We are a collaborative writing group working to produce a quality work of fiction together to share with the Internet. Our story currently takes place in the spring of 2025, with tensions between the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China mounting after the COVID-19 pandemic has come to a close. The USS Arizona (SSN-803) is a Block V Virginia Class fast attack submarine of the United States Navy. As the newest submarine in commission and the second Block V, it has a larger hull size, upgraded technology, and gender neutral crew capabilities that the previous Block I-IV submarines didn’t offer. From underwater and aerial drones to increased sensor capabilities and an upgraded weapons platform, the Arizona is one of the most capable submarines under the water.

In our story, Arizona is currently based out of the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Station in Washington and is preparing to depart on its first cruise. Operation Triton is a public relations cruise that will have the submarine circumnavigate the North American continent, going under the ice pack and through the Panama Canal. The Arizona is the first submarine to complete such a journey since the USS Triton circumnavigated the globe in 1960.

Our community is heavily based on collaboration, as our story is unique and requires research on the Navy and submarines. Importantly, you do not need to have any military experience or knowledge to participate. The members and staff pride themselves on being available to work with each other and help with research needed to write a quality story. Frequent conversations and discussions for specific scenes/posts take place to help guide members through procedures that may occur as part of our writing.

Members are required to be at least eighteen years of age and to participate in our Discord server hosted by Sim Central. To learn more about our story please visit our database, view our page on how to participate, and join us in Discord and say hello!.

Latest Scenes

» Code Red

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 05 Jul 2022 @ 9:55am by Commander Nathan Lewes & Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts & Petty Officer First Class Caleb Doyle & Petty Officer Second Class Tyler Hoff & Lieutenant Commander Ciara Mcclellandi & Lieutenant Ronnie Broward & Lieutenant Isabel Castillo & Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kemo Paahao & Command Master Chief Petty Officer Hector Gonzales & Chief Petty Officer Samantha Gibbons & Petty Officer First Class Rebecca Robinson & Lieutenant (N) Rhys Finch & Senior Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Adler

The captain knocked on the door of the goat locker, red ball cap in his right hand, ready to get up to some mischief. Slung over his right shoulder was a bag full of red tube lighting and other various things to place it in various positions and secure it.…

» The Welcome Wagon

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 04 Jul 2022 @ 10:56am by Jonathan Demir & Liam Knight

The email address Jon had been assigned as Ombudsman for the Arizona was open on his laptop. He was rereading the email Liz had sent less than 48 hours prior. He'd lost track of how many times he'd read it now. And yet each time he did his heart sang,…

» Letters Home

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 @ 3:48pm by Lieutenant (N) Rhys Finch & Faith Finch

Lieutenant Finch had finished his shift. He didn't know when this email would go out but he knew he wanted to send it to his wife. His face calmed down when he pulled her picture out of his top pocket of his overalls. He placed it down against the screen…

» Tradition is Tradition

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 28 Jun 2022 @ 11:46pm by Lieutenant Ronnie Broward & Kaitlin Broward

Ronnie entered his shared quarters and sat at the desk as he pulled his Toughbook out and opened it. Rhys had told him he wanted to do a after action brief with his team and would be awhile, so Ronnie had decided that he would use this time to type…

» The Procurement Committee

Episode: Our Path
Posted on 24 Jun 2022 @ 2:04am by Lieutenant (N) Rhys Finch

OOC: Trigger Warning: The Mention of the proper pronunciation of Leftenant is throughout this post.

[ Early Spring 2024 ]
[ CFB Esquimalt ]
[ Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters ]

"Leftenant Finch?" Commodore Jean Chabot's Adjutant approached him from down the hall. Lieutenant Rhys Finch looked up to the Acting…