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1Title:  USS Philadelphia, Los Angeles-class attack submarine Add
 Summary:  The USS Philadelphia at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut. The Philadelphia was the first Los Angeles-class attack submarine constructed at General Dynamics Electric Boat. The USS Los Angeles, the lead boat in a new class of high-speed attack submarines, was built by Newport News Shipbuilding. This represented a change in the construction of nuclear submarines - not only was the Los Angeles the lead boat in her class, but it was powered by a newly-designed reactor plant, the S6G. Electric Boat, which constructed the Nautilus, Seawolf, and Skipjack, had the most experience with this type of developmental submarine construction, but the construction of the Los Angeles was awarded to Newport News (which, like Electric Boat, is a private sector shipyard). 
 Reference:  Tyler, Patrick. Running Critical: The Silent War, Rickover, and General Dynamics. New York: Harper & Row, 1986, pages 93-95. 
 Date:  22 February 2008 
 Subject(s):  S6G | USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) | Naval Reactors 
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