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. 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

» The games we play

Episode: Our Path
Posted on 14 Aug 2022 @ 11:54am by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kemo Paahao & Lieutenant Commander Ciara Mcclellandi & Chief Petty Officer Samantha Gibbons & Petty Officer First Class Rebecca Robinson & Petty Officer Second Class Tyler Hoff & Senior Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Adler

Kemo rubbed the back of his neck, looking at the room and nodded. He'd brought in books and made sure there were plenty of paper, pencils and markers for the white boards. Tricia had argued with him over shipping part of their collection out, but he'd convinced her by compromising…


» The Order of the Blue Nose

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 14 Aug 2022 @ 11:44am by Lieutenant Commander Ciara Mcclellandi & Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts & 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 & Petty Officer Second Class Tyler Hoff & Commander Nathan Lewes & Senior Chief Petty Officer Franklin Dover & Senior Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Adler & Petty Officer First Class Caleb Doyle

This was one of those strange traditions of Naval service; today was the introduction to being Blue Noses, those who had gone up to the arctic. It wasn't a long ceremony, but it was steeped in tradition, if not changed from its initial form. The ship was on the surface,…


» Setting the Ice Tracking Party

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 08 Aug 2022 @ 10:34pm by Commander Nathan Lewes & Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts & Lieutenant Commander Ciara Mcclellandi & Lieutenant Ronnie Broward & Lieutenant Isabel Castillo & Command Master Chief Petty Officer Hector Gonzales

The Captain and Executive Officer entered the wardroom together, bringing the assembled department heads and chief of the boat to their feet. The submarine was about to hit a few milestones in succession, so a quick department head meeting had been called. The submarine had just returned to a depth…


» Those at home

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 01 Aug 2022 @ 9:49am by Jonathan Demir & Sofia Roselli

Sofia needed to get out of her apartment, a change of scenery would do her well. That and Palmerston kept glaring at her, she could tell the cat was communicating that there was one person missing, it was the same way when Ciara was in Groton for her advanced class,…


» The Past Rekindled

Episode: Our Path
Posted on 30 Jul 2022 @ 7:20pm by Petty Officer First Class Rebecca Robinson

The chilly morning air of the Smoky Mountains brushed over Rebecca's face as she ran for her morning jog. It has been a few days since she had arrived home and she had been relieved that her Grandma's health turned around, but she had taken a two-week leave as she…