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1Title:  The USS Los Angeles in 2009 Add
 Summary:  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. 
 Source:  http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=77629 
 Reference:  Parrish, Thomas. The Submarine: A History. New York: Viking, 2004, page 495. 
 Date:  20 October 2009 
 Subject(s):  S6G | USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) | Naval Reactors 
 Type:  Image 
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2Title:  The USS Los Angeles, high-speed fast attack submarine Add
 Summary:  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. 
 Source:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08688.htm 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 27-41. 
 Date:  circa 1976 
 Subject(s):  S6G | USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) | Naval Reactors 
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3Title:  Bow shot of USS Los Angeles at sea Add
 Summary:  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. 
 Source:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08688.htm 
 Reference:  Duncan, Francis. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology. Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1990, pages 27-33. 
 Date:  01 December 1982 
 Subject(s):  S6G | USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) | Naval Reactors 
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