USS Annapolis (SSN 760)

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About USS Annapolis (SSN 760)

The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) is the fourth ship in the history of the United States Navy to be named for Annapolis, Maryland, home of the United States Naval Academy. Her keel was laid down on June 15, 1988, she was launched on May 18, 1991 and she was commissioned on April 11, 1992.


Attack submarines are designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships; project power ashore with Tomahawk cruise missiles and Special Operation Forces (SOF); carry out Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions; support battle group operations; and engage in mine warfare.

With the number of foreign diesel-electric/air-independent propulsion submarines increasing yearly, the United States Submarine Force relies on its technological superiority and the speed, endurance, mobility, stealth and payload afforded by nuclear power to retain its preeminence in the undersea battlespace.

The Navy's submarine force is comprised of three different classes of submarines. The Los Angeles (SSN 688)-class submarines are the backbone of that submarine force.





General Characteristics, Los Angeles Class
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co.; General Dynamics Electric Boat Division
Date Deployed: Nov. 13, 1976 (USS Los Angeles)
Propulsion: One nuclear reactor, one shaft
Length: 360 feet (109.73 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
Displacement: Approximately 6,900 tons (7011 metric tons) submerged
Speed: 25+ knots (28+ miles per hour, 46.3 +kph)
Crew: 16 Officers; 127 Enlisted
Armament: Tomahawk missiles, VLS tubes (SSN 719 and later), MK48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes

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