About USS Hampton (SSN 767)
The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) is assigned to Submarine
Squadron 11 in San Diego, Calif. She is the fourth ship in the history of the United States Navy
to be named for the four cities of Hampton, Virginia; Hampton, Iowa; Hampton, South Carolina; and
Hampton, New Hampshire. Her keel was laid down on March 2, 1990. She was launched on April 3,
1992, and she was commissioned on November 6, 1993.
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.