720 Naval Reactors History Database (expand=subject;f1-subject=USS Los Angeles (SSN-688));f1-subject%3DUSS%20Los%20Angeles%20(SSN-688) Results for your query: expand=subject;f1-subject=USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) Fri, 01 Jan 1982 12:00:00 GMT Bow shot of USS Los Angeles at sea. The USS Los Angeles at sea in 1982. Planning for the Los Angeles-class submarines began in the mid-1960s; the sub class "would have the speed to escort fast surface-strike forces and convoys, protecting them against hostile submarines, and to seek out and destroy enemy missile submarines" (27). The Los Angeles, lead boat in her class, was commissioned in November 1976. Wed, 01 Dec 1982 12:00:00 GMT Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program--1969. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy This Joint Committee on Atomic Energy hearing was held to obtain supplemental data for the fiscal year 1970 Atomic Energy Commission request for the naval reactors development program. The document includes information on several issues of controversy between the Joint Committee and the Executive Branch, including the ongoing construction of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the development of a high speed fast attack submarine (Los Angeles-class), and Admiral Rickover's continuation as the head of the Naval Reactors program. It includes a lengthy (101 pages) record of Admiral Rickover's testimony to the Joint Committee. Rickover's testimony focuses on the danger on the Soviet Union's submarine buildup and the need to build the high speed, fast attack submarine; this construction program was a point of contention between the Joint Committee and both the Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Joint Committee's position in the document: "Because of the urgency of delivering these new ships to the fleet... Wed, 01 Jan 1969 12:00:00 GMT The USS Los Angeles, high-speed fast attack submarine. The USS Los Angeles at sea, probably during her sea trials in the summer of 1976. The development of the Los Angeles class was, in large part, a response to advances made by the Soviet Union in submarine technology, particularly in terms of speed. These advances were made clear by a Soviet November class submarine that was tracked following the USS Enterprise on 5 January 1968. By mid-year, the Department of Defense recommended the construction of the USS Los Angeles, as the lead boat in a class of high-speed fast attack submarines. Prior to 1968, Admiral Hyman Rickover, as Director of Naval Reactors, identified General Electric as the reactor's lead designer (for the plant that would eventually become the S6G) and Newport News Shipbuilding as the lead yard for the submarine's construction. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT The USS Los Angeles in 2009. The USS Los Angeles, lead boat in her class, at sea near Apra Harbor, Guam. Eventually, 53 Los Angeles-class submarines were built. These fast-attack subs have a displacement of 6,900 tons submerged and a maximum speed in the range of 32 knots. The USS Los Angeles was decommissioned in 2010. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT