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Encyclopedia > Los Angeles class submarine
Los Angeles-class attack submarine
USS Greeneville off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Class Overview
Class Type Attack Submarine
Class Name In Honor of Los Angeles, California
Preceded By Chronologically:
Benjamin Franklin-class ballistic missile submarine
USS Narwhal
USS Glenard P. Lipscomb
By Type:
Sturgeon-class attack submarine
Succeeded By Chronologically:
Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine
By Type:
Seawolf-class attack submarine
Ships of the Class: List of Los Angeles class submarines
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Los Angeles class submarines

The Los Angeles class is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) that forms the backbone of the United States submarine fleet, and is the most numerous class of nuclear powered submarine in the world. They were preceded by the Sturgeon class and followed by the short-lived Seawolf class and the Virginia class. Usually named after U.S. cities, the LA class broke a long-standing Navy tradition of naming attack submarines after sea creatures. The boats are also colloquially referred to as "688-class" subs, after the hull classification symbol of the first boat, SSN-688. From navy. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The Benjamin Franklin class of submarine was an evolutionary development from the James Madison class of fleet ballistic missile submarine. ... USS Narwhal (SSN-671), a unique submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the narwhal, a gray and white arctic whale that averages 20 feet in length, each of the males of which have single, long, twisted tusk. ... USS (SSN-685), a unique submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for that Congressman. ... The Sturgeon-class (colloquially in Navy circles, the 637 class) attack submarine (SSN) were the work horses of the submarine attack fleet throughout much of the Cold War. ... The United States has 18 Ohio class submarines: 14 nuclear-powered SSBNs, each armed with 24 Trident II SLBMs; they are also known as Trident submarines, and provide the sea-based leg of the nuclear triad of the United States strategic deterrent forces 4 nuclear-powered SSGNs, each armed with... USS Seawolf (SSN-575) The Seawolf class attack submarine (SSN) was the intended successor to the Los Angeles class, ordered at the end of the Cold War in 1989. ... This is a complete list of Los Angeles class submarines by hull number. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ... The United States Navy uses hull classification symbols (sometimes called hull codes) to identify the types of its ships. ... The Sturgeon-class (colloquially in Navy circles, the 637 class) attack submarine (SSN) were the work horses of the submarine attack fleet throughout much of the Cold War. ... USS Seawolf (SSN-575) The Seawolf class attack submarine (SSN) was the intended successor to the Los Angeles class, ordered at the end of the Cold War in 1989. ... The Virginia class (or SSN-774 class) of attack submarines are the first U.S. subs to be designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions around the world. ... This is a list of the cities, towns, and villages of the United States. ... USN redirects here. ...


LA-class submarines have a publicly acknowledged top speed in excess of 25 knots (46 km/h, 29 mph); the precise speed is classified. It should be noted that the actual performance of the Los Angeles class is likely far in excess of the official figures. The fact that submarines generate less hydrodynamic drag than surface vessels and have tremendous available shaft horsepower suggests this. Informed sources estimate the maximum speed of this class of submarine from 75 to 100 m.p.h. They carry about 25 torpedo-tube launched weapons, and all boats of the class are capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles horizontally (from the torpedo tubes). The last 31 boats of this class also have 12 dedicated vertical launch (VLS) tubes for launching Tomahawks. The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. ... A Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile of the Luftwaffe A cruise missile is a guided missile which uses a lifting wing and most often a jet propulsion system to allow sustained flight. ... The IRIS-T SL vertical launching system The VLS cells on board USS San Jacinto. ...


The final 23 boats in the series, referred to as "688i", are quieter than their predecessors, incorporate a more advanced combat system, and are configured for under-ice operations (with diving planes on the bow and a reinforced sail). The Navy is phasing out older non-VLS Los Angeles-class attack submarines in favor of the Virginia-class attack submarines. A diving plane is a control surface found on submarines which allow the vessel to pitch its bow up or down to assist in the process of submerging or surfacing the boat, as well as controlling depth when submerged. ... Sail of the French nuclear submarine Casabianca; note the diving planes, camouflaged masts, periscope, electronic warfare masts, door and windows. ... The Virginia class (or SSN-774 class) of attack submarines are the first U.S. subs to be designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions around the world. ...


Los Angeles-class submarines have been involved in a number of major submarine incidents. USS San Francisco in Dry Dock after running aground 350 miles south of Guam Since the year 2000, there have been thirteen major naval incidents involving submarines: three Russian submarine incidents, six involving submarines from the United States, and one Chinese, Canadian, British and Australian incidents. ...

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Specifications

  • Builders: GD Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Displacement: 6,927 tons submerged
  • Length: 360 ft (110 m)
  • Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Draft: 32 ft (9.7 m)
  • Armament:
  • Propulsion: S6G reactor
  • Speed: 25+ knots (46 km/h) submerged
  • Depth: greater than 800 ft (240 m)
  • Complement: 140

While most boats on the water today are powered by diesel engines, and sail power and gasoline engines are also popular, it is perfectly feasible to power boats by electricity too. ... The newly constructed USS Birmingham is launched from the Newport News yards in 1942 Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN), formerly called Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD or simply NNS), is the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States and the only one that can build Nimitz... Categories: Stub ... The S6G reactor plant consists of the reactor coolant, steam generating and other support systems that supplies steam to the engine room of United States Navys Los Angeles-class submarines. ...

Boats

See also: List of active Los Angeles class submarines by homeport and List of inactive Los Angeles class submarines by disposition

This is a complete list of Los Angeles class submarines by hull number. ... This is a complete list of all active Los Angeles class submarines, grouped by homeport. ... This is a complete list of all inactive Los Angeles class submarines, grouped by disposition. ...

Popular culture

  • USS Dallas (SSN 700) in the movie "The Hunt for Red October" is the submarine that makes first contact with the Typhoon class submarine Red October.
  • USS Orlando (SSN-852) - Appeared in the 1996 film Down Periscope. The Orlando operated in the Atlantic Ocean during the film. The stock footage used was of both 688 and 688i flight boats.

For other ships with the same name, see USS Dallas. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Typhoon class submarine is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. ... USS Orlando (SSN-852) is a fictitious Los Angeles-class submarine appearing in the 1996 comedy Down Periscope. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Down Periscope is a 1996 comedy movie starring Kelsey Grammer as the captain of a rust-bucket submarine (called the USS Stingray) who is fighting for his career. ...

Further information

United States Navy Portal

This is a list of submarines of the United States Navy, listed both by hull number and by name. ... Submarines of the United States Navy are built in classes, using a single design for a number of boats. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Nicholas D. Chabraja is the CEO of General Dynamics Corp. ... James S. Crown is a businessman. ... Lester Crown (born 1926) is the son of Chicago financier Henry Crown (d. ... Hickory Cluster in Reston, Virginia Charles M. Goodman was an architect who made a name for his modern designs in Northern Virginia after World War II. While his work has a regional feel, he ignored the colonial revival look so popular in Virginia. ... Admiral Jay L. Johnson Born in Great Falls, Mont. ... George Joulwan (born 19XX) was a U.S. general. ... John (Jack) Keane (born 1945) is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst. ... General Lester Lyles is a commander and chief of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. What his position entails is that he conducts research develops, test and evaluate, and provides the acquisition managers service and logistics support which is necessary to keep the Air Force weapons system... Carl Epting Mundy Jr. ... Robert Walmsley was born in Aberdeen in 1941 and was educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh. ... Bath Iron Works from NAS Brunswick photo gallery Bath Iron Works (BIW) is a shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. ... General Dynamics Electric Boat (usually abbreviated as Electric Boat), a division of General Dynamics Corporation, is a major builder of submarines for the United States Navy. ... General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures. ... Gulfstream G200 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a producer of several models of private jets. ... National Steel and Shipbuilding Company or simply NASSCO is a shipyard in San Diego, California, and a division of General Dynamics. ... GD redirects here. ... The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers, one of the destroyer classes of the United States Navy, is built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. ... USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps and the Australian Army, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ... The United States has 18 Ohio class submarines: 14 nuclear-powered SSBNs, each armed with 24 Trident II SLBMs; they are also known as Trident submarines, and provide the sea-based leg of the nuclear triad of the United States strategic deterrent forces 4 nuclear-powered SSGNs, each armed with... USS Seawolf (SSN-575) The Seawolf class attack submarine (SSN) was the intended successor to the Los Angeles class, ordered at the end of the Cold War in 1989. ... The Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled all wheel drive (AWD) armored combat vehicles (ACVs) produced by General Dynamics Land Systems, in current use by the US Army. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


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Deep Sea Designs Los Angeles Class Submarine Blueprints (110 words)
The Los Angeles class, with 62 vessels, is the world’s largest series of nuclear-propelled submarines.
Like its predecessor the Sturgeon class, the quieter and faster Los Angeles class was designed primarily to protect carrier battlegroups by targeting enemy subs.
Los Angeles-class subs are also capable of a variety of other missions, such as deploying Special Forces (cross-military divisions formed to accomplish especially difficult tasks) and attacking land targets.
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