Current and former commanders of the USS Scranton, a Navy Los Angeles-class submarine named after the Electric City, marked the 25th anniversary of the boat's commissioning and its ties to the city during events Monday.
Most of the sub's 11 commanders, including its current commander, Ronald Stowe, took part in events Sunday and Monday.
The USS Scranton was commissioned Jan. 26, 1991, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Monday's events including a meeting with local eighth-graders at the Scranton Public Library and visits to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center and the Commonwealth Medical College.
Since August 2014, the Scranton has been undergoing a two-year engineered overhaul at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Once the overhaul is complete, the sub will head to San Diego, where it likely will serve out the last 10 or so years of its active-duty life in the Pacific as part of the Navy's West Coast-based Submarine Squadron 11.
The USS Scranton's commanders are:
John Gregory Meyer, 1989-1991
Thomas O'Connor, 1991-1994
John M. Bird, 1994-1996
Kenneth Dale Walker, 1996-1999
Clarence Earl Carter, 1999-2001
Charles Melcher, 2001-2004
Michael James Quinn Sr., 2004-2006 (not attending reunion)
Wesley Guinn, 2006-2009
Paul Whitescarver, 2009-2012
Matthew Seth Burton, 2012-2014
Ronald Stowe, 2014-present