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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

SUBMARINES

LOS ANGELES nuclear powered submarines (1976 - 1996)

Los Angeles 1980

San Juan 2000

San Juan 2010

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
SSN688 Los Angeles 600 Northrop Grumman Newport News 8/1/1972 6/4/1974 13/11/1976 stricken 2/2011
SSN689 Baton Rouge 602 Northrop Grumman Newport News 18/11/1972 26/4/1975 25/6/1977 stricken 1/1995
SSN690 Philadelphia 203 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 12/8/1972 19/10/1974 25/6/1977 stricken 6/2011
SSN691 Memphis 603 Northrop Grumman Newport News 23/6/1973 3/4/1976 17/12/1977 stricken 1/2012
SSN692 Omaha 204 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 27/1/1973 21/2/1976 11/3/1978 stricken 10/1995
SSN693 Cincinnati 604 Northrop Grumman Newport News 6/4/1974 19/2/1977 10/6/1978 stricken 7/1995
SSN694 Groton 205 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 3/8/1973 9/10/1976 8/7/1978 stricken 11/1997
SSN695 Birmingham 605 Northrop Grumman Newport News 26/4/1975 29/10/1977 16/12/1978 stricken 12/1997
SSN696 New York City 206 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 15/12/1973 18/6/1977 3/3/1979 stricken 4/1997
SSN697 Indianapolis 207 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 19/10/1974 30/7/1977 5/1/1980 stricken 12/1998
SSN698 Bremerton 208 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 8/5/1976 22/7/1978 28/3/1981 non-active (2019)
SSN699 Jacksonville 209 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 21/2/1976 18/11/1978 16/5/1981 non-active (2019)
SSN700 Dallas 210 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 9/10/1976 28/4/1979 18/7/1981 stricken 4/2018
SSN701 La Jolla 211 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 16/10/1976 11/8/1979 30/9/1981 non-active (2019)
SSN702 Phoenix 212 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 30/7/1977 8/12/1979 19/12/1981 stricken 7/1998
SSN703 Boston 213 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 11/8/1978 19/4/1980 30/1/1982 stricken 11/1999
SSN704 Baltimore 214 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 21/5/1979 13/12/1980 24/7/1982 stricken 7/1998
SSN705 City of Corpus Christi 215 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 4/9/1979 25/4/1981 8/1/1983 stricken 8/2017
SSN706 Albuquerque 217 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 27/12/1979 13/3/1982 21/5/1983 stricken 2/2017
SSN707 Portsmouth 218 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 8/5/1980 18/9/1982 1/10/1983 stricken 8/2005
SSN708 Minneapolis-Saint Paul 219 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 20/1/1981 19/3/1983 10/3/1984 stricken 8/2008
SSN709 Hyman G. Rickover 220 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 24/7/1981 27/8/1983 21/7/1984 stricken 12/2007
SSN710 Augusta 221 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 1/4/1982 21/1/1984 19/1/1985 stricken 2/2009
SSN711 San Francisco 616 Northrop Grumman Newport News 26/5/1977 27/10/1979 24/4/1981 training hulk 11/2017
SSN712 Atlanta 617 Northrop Grumman Newport News 17/8/1978 16/8/1980 6/3/1982 stricken 12/1999
SSN713 Houston 618 Northrop Grumman Newport News 29/1/1979 21/3/1981 25/9/1982 stricken 8/2017
SSN714 Norfolk 619 Northrop Grumman Newport News 1/8/1979 31/10/1981 21/5/1983 stricken 11/2015
SSN715 Buffalo 620 Northrop Grumman Newport News 25/1/1980 8/5/1982 5/11/1983 non-active (2019)
SSN716 Salt Lake City 621 Northrop Grumman Newport News 26/8/1980 16/10/1982 12/5/1984 stricken 1/2006
SSN717 Olympia 622 Northrop Grumman Newport News 31/3/1981 30/4/1983 17/11/1984 in service (2019)
SSN718 Honolulu 623 Northrop Grumman Newport News 10/11/1981 24/9/1983 6/7/1985 stricken 11/2007
SSN719 Providence 228 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 14/10/1982 4/8/1984 27/7/1985 in service (2019)
SSN720 Pittsburgh 229 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 15/4/1983 8/12/1984 23/11/1985 in service (2019)
SSN721 Chicago 625 Northrop Grumman Newport News 5/1/1983 13/10/1984 27/9/1986 in service (2019)
SSN722 Key West 626 Northrop Grumman Newport News 6/7/1983 20/7/1985 12/9/1987 in service (2019)
SSN723 Oklahoma City 627 Northrop Grumman Newport News 4/1/1984 2/11/1985 9/7/1988 in service (2019)
SSN724 Louisville 232 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 16/9/1984 14/12/1985 8/11/1986 in service (2019)
SSN725 Helena 233 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 28/3/1985 28/6/1986 11/7/1987 in service (2019)
SSN750 Newport News 628 Northrop Grumman Newport News 3/3/1984 15/3/1986 3/6/1989 in service (2019)
SSN751 San Juan 236 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 16/8/1985 6/12/1986 6/8/1988 in service (2019)
SSN752 Pasadena 237 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 20/12/1985 12/9/1987 11/2/1989 in service (2019)
SSN753 Albany 629 Northrop Grumman Newport News 22/4/1985 13/6/1987 7/4/1990 in service (2019)
SSN754 Topeka 239 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 13/5/1986 23/1/1988 21/10/1989 in service (2019)
SSN755 Miami 240 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 24/10/1986 12/11/1988 30/6/1990 stricken 12/2014
SSN756 Scranton 632 Northrop Grumman Newport News 29/8/1986 3/7/1989 26/1/1991 in service (2019)
SSN757 Alexandria 241 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 19/6/1987 23/6/1990 29/6/1991 in service (2019)
SSN758 Asheville 633 Northrop Grumman Newport News 9/1/1987 24/2/1990 28/9/1991 in service (2019)
SSN759 Jefferson City 634 Northrop Grumman Newport News 21/9/1987 17/8/1990 29/2/1992 in service (2019)
SSN760 Annapolis 244 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 15/6/1988 18/5/1991 11/4/1992 in service (2019)
SSN761 Springfield 245 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 29/1/1990 4/1/1992 9/1/1993 in service (2019)
SSN762 Columbus 246 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 7/1/1991 1/8/1992 24/7/1993 in service (2019)
SSN763 Santa Fe 247 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 9/7/1991 12/12/1992 8/1/1994 in service (2019)
SSN764 Boise 635 Northrop Grumman Newport News 25/8/1988 23/3/1991 7/11/1992 in service (2019)
SSN765 Montpelier 636 Northrop Grumman Newport News 19/5/1989 23/8/1991 13/3/1993 in service (2019)
SSN766 Charlotte 637 Northrop Grumman Newport News 17/8/1990 3/10/1992 16/9/1994 in service (2019)
SSN767 Hampton 638 Northrop Grumman Newport News 2/3/1990 3/4/1992 6/11/1993 in service (2019)
SSN768 Hartford 250 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 27/4/1992 4/12/1993 10/12/1994 in service (2019)
SSN769 Toledo 639 Northrop Grumman Newport News 6/5/1991 28/8/1993 24/2/1995 in service (2019)
SSN770 Tucson 640 Northrop Grumman Newport News 15/8/1991 20/3/1994 18/8/1995 in service (2019)
SSN771 Columbia 252 General Dynamics, Electric Boat Div., Groton 21/4/1993 24/9/1994 9/10/1995 in service (2019)
SSN772 Greenville 641 Northrop Grumman Newport News 28/2/1992 17/9/1994 16/2/1996 in service (2019)
SSN773 Cheyenne 642 Northrop Grumman Newport News 6/7/1992 16/4/1995 13/9/1996 in service (2019)

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

SSN688-699: 6080 / 6927

SSN700-714: 6130 / 6977

SSN715-718: 6165 / 7012

SSN719-750: 6255 / 7102

SSN751-770: 6300 / 7147

SSN771-773: 6330 / 7177

Length, m

109.7

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

9.75

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 sets geared steam turbines, 1 General Electric S6G nuclear reactor

Power, h. p.

35000

Max speed, kts

 / 32

Fuel, t

nuclear

Endurance, nm (kts)

practically unlimited

Armament

SSN688-691: 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes)

SSN692-700: 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes, including 4 Sub-Harpoon UGM-84 SSM)

SSN701-706, 711-714: 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes, including 8 Tomahawk UGM-109 CruM, 4 Sub-Harpoon UGM-84 SSM)

SSN707-710, 715-718: 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes, including 8 Tomahawk UGM-109 CruM, 4 Sub-Harpoon UGM-84 SSM, 4 SUBROC UUM-44 ASW rockets)

SSN719-725: 1 x 12 Tomahawk CruM (12 UGM-109), 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes, including 8 Tomahawk UGM-109 CruM, 4 Sub-Harpoon UGM-84 SSM, 4 SUBROC UUM-44 ASW rockets)

SSN750-755: 1 x 12 Tomahawk CruM (12 UGM-109), 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes, including 8 Tomahawk UGM-109 CruM, 4 Sub-Harpoon UGM-84 SSM)

SSN756-773: 1 x 12 Tomahawk CruM (12 UGM-109), 4 - 533 Mk 67 TT (amidships, 26 torpedoes, including 8 Tomahawk UGM-109 CruM, 4 Sub-Harpoon UGM-84 SSM or mines instead of torpedoes)

Sensors

SSN688-699: BPS-15A radar, BQQ-5A(v)1 or BQQ-5C sonar suite, BQS-15 sonar, BQR-15 or TB-16D or TB-23 or TB-29 towed array, BRD-7, WLR-8(v)2, WLR-10, WLR-9/12, WLR-1H ECM units, Mk 1 Mod. 2 acoustic decoy launchers, Mk 113 Mod. 10 CCS

SSN700-709, 711-715: BPS-15A radar, BQQ-5A(v)1 or BQQ-5C sonar suite, BQS-15 sonar, BQR-15 or TB-16D or TB-23 or TB-29 towed array, BRD-7, WLR-8(v)2, WLR-10, WLR-9/12, WLR-1H ECM units, Mk 1 Mod. 2 acoustic decoy launchers, Mk 117 CCS

SSN710, 716-725: BPS-15A radar, BQQ-5D sonar suite, BQS-15 sonar, BQR-15 or TB-16D or TB-23 or TB-29 towed array, BRD-7, WLR-8(v)2, WLR-10, WLR-9/12, WLR-1H ECM units, Mk 1 Mod. 2 acoustic decoy launchers, Mk 117 CCS

SSN751-773: BPS-16 radar, BQQ-10 sonar suite, BQS-15 sonar, TB-29 towed array, BRD-7, WLR-8(v)2, WLR-10, WLR-9/12, WLR-1H ECM units, Mk 1 Mod. 2 acoustic decoy launchers, Mk 117, BSY-1 CCS

Complement

141

Diving depth operational, m

450

 

Ship project history: These submarines restore the speed advantage of the Skipjacks while improving on the sonar and weapons capability of the Sturgeons. The great increase in size (displacement submerged rising from 4650t to 6900t is due largely to a doubling in reactor power. Even so, some sacrifice had to be made in pressure hull strength, so that these craft cannot dive as deeply as their predecessors. Plans originally called for introducing a new hull steel about 1973, which would have restored die depth in later units, but this programme failed to materialise. Reportedly the Los Angeles class gained about 5kts on its predecessor. This class was designed for an all-digital combat system, but it was not ready in time, so SSN688-699 had the earlier Mk 113. The Mk 117 was introduced in SSN 700 and eventually installed not only in the earlier ships of this class but also in the Sturgeons.

    Design work began in 1968 on a new 'mid-1970s' attack submarine, to incorporate both new sensor and propulsion technology and a new stand-off weapon (which would have replaced SUBROC and would have had both anti-ship and antisubmarine roles). In view of the limited internal weapon space available in the torpedo rooms of conventionally designed nuclear submarines, twenty vertical launch tubes would have been provided abaft the fin of the new submarine. Other improvements, such as greatly increased power and improved silencing, added size, so that by December 1972 the new submarine was being described as: 143.8m x 12.2m (as against 102.1m x 10.1m) for a Los Angeles), displacing 13700t submerged (as against 6630t estimated at that time). It would have cost about 80% as much as a Trident missile submarine, then estimated at $500m in FV73 dollars. Admiral Zumwalt cancelled it and its new missile in 1973, and a submarine-launched version of Harpoon was substituted.

    The associated sonar is the new digital BQQ-5, originally comprising a bow sphere and a conformal array similar to that in the Sturgeon class, but using digital beam control (beam preforming) instead of analog beam-forming. Later a towed array, in an external tube, was added.

    Weapon capacity is slightly larger than that of the Sturgeon class, thanks largely to a slightly greater hull diameter (reportedly 26 rather than 23 weapons). In addition, because the Los Angeles was designed from the first to fire the Mk 48 torpedo, its torpedo racks are long enough to accommodate both weapon and wire reel. Earlier submarines were designed for either long free-running torpedoes or for short wire-guided ones (Mk 37), and so had to devote a rack to wire canisters when the long wire-guided weapon appeared.

Units from SSN 719 on have twelve vertical launch tubes for Tomahawk missiles, located between the forward end of the pressure hull and the bow sonar sphere. They carry a total of twenty such missiles (earlier units carry eight, displacing eight torpedoes); SSN 701 was the first of the class to be equipped to fire Tomahawk from her torpedo tubes, but SSN 712 was the first with operational Tomahawk capability (30 November 1983).

    SSN 751 introduced the new BSY-1 integrated submarine combat system and also had retractable bow planes (rather than sail planes) for under-ice operation. These submarines are described as the '688I' class. SSN 768 introduced improved silencing, additional tail fins (like Seawolf) and modified propulsion.

Modernizations: 7/1987, Augusta: + BQG-5D WAA passive sonar system

1980s, Los Angeles, Baton Rouge, Philadelphia, Memphis, Omaha, Cincinnati, Groton, Birmingham, New York City, Indianapolis, Bremerton: - Mk 113 CCS; + Mk 117 CCS

late 1980s, Augusta, Louisville: + BQQ-10 ARCI sonar suite

1989, Memphis: was used as experimental submarine to test composite hull structures, UUVs, advanced sonars, hull friction reduction.

mid-1990s, Memphis: received a GRP turtleback abaft the sail for UUVs and a towing winch and drum for tested towed sonar arrays, 4.27m-high and 1.37m-wide vertical surfaces at the ends of the stern stabilizers to accommodate sonar transducer arrays, and many others

early 1996, Chicago: + Predator Tier II UAV

12/1996, Asheville: + Sea Ferret UAV, AMDS mine detection system

1999, Annapolis: - BRD-7, WLR-8(v)2, WLR-10, WLR-9/12, WLR-1H ECM units; + BLQ-21 ECM suite, BVS-1 optronic system

2000-early 2000s, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, La Jolla, Buffalo: + ability to use 1-2 DDS (Dry Deck Shelter) with 1 SDV (swimming delivery vehicle) or 20 SEALs with 4 CRRC (Combat Rubber Raiding Craft).

2000, Charlotte; 2002, Greenville; late 2000s-early 2010s, Columbus, Hartford, Cheyenne: + ability to carry 1 ASDS (70t Advanced SEAL Delivery System) mini-submarine.

2005-2011, Boise, Montpelier, Hampton: - BSY-1 CCS; + BYG-1 CCS

2010s, Cheyenne: + LCCA (Low Cost Conformal Array) sonar

Naval service: San Francisco was badly damaged by grounding submerged off Guam 8/1/2005 and was under repair from November 2006 to November 2008, using constructions from cannibalized Honolulu. Newport News was damaged during collision with Japanese tanker 8/1/2007. Hartford was badly damaged as result of collision with LPD New Orleans 20/3/2009 and was repaired till November 2010. Montpelier was badly damaged in collision with cruiser San Jacinto 13/10/2012 and returned to service in April 2014. Jacksonville was damaged by collision with unidentified object 10/1/2013.

Los Angeles 1979

Toledo 2006

Boise 2008

Dallas with DDS, 2006

Ivan Gogin, 2016-19