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

» Glamorous Glamorous

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 30 Nov 2022 @ 6:26pm by Kaitlin Broward & Patricia Paahao-Ivanovich

The clink of glasses, murmur of voices and sound of the string quartet all vied for attention as the well dressed assemblage of diplomats, military personnel, politicians and other invitees swirled amongst the open areas of the British Consulate in San Francisco.

Heavy draperies had been added to help absorb…

» Good Surprises

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 11 Nov 2022 @ 12:46pm by Lieutenant Isabel Castillo & Jonathan Demir & Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Watts

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was, in fact, a ship. Jon had known that when he’d looked into where he needed to go to find the Arizona, but somehow he’d cemented in his mind the idea that the museum was more of a building with a ship next…

» A Thousand Words

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 10 Nov 2022 @ 12:43pm by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kemo Paahao & Patricia Paahao-Ivanovich

Kemo pulled at his cuffs uncomfortably, aware of the looks he was getting from the crowd as he made his way up the steps from the subway, looking about to get his bearings as he took in time square.

There were lots of people moving about and he still wondered…

» Dosimeter checks

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 08 Nov 2022 @ 12:40pm by Chief Petty Officer Samantha Gibbons & Senior Chief Petty Officer Franklin Dover

Sam walked into the medical area to do the dosimeter check that was required "Doc, you available?" She had left the mess hall just after lunch was done and she was looking forward to getting dinner started.

"Always," Dover responded, turning around to see the woman responsible for the delicious…

» Shore Leave

Episode: E1: A Historic Voyage
Posted on 02 Nov 2022 @ 7:50pm by Chief Petty Officer Samantha Gibbons

Having just got off duty, Sam returned to her quarters, took a quick shower and dressed in her dress uniform, adjusting her cover, she prepared to head out to meet her parents for dinner. They had flown in the day before and had a rental car.

She left the pier…