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USS Louisville (SSN 724)

USS LOUISVILLE is the 37th LOS ANGELES class attack submarine and the 21st ship in that class built by Electric Boat.
USS LOUISVILLE is the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 11, 1982
Keel Laid: September 24, 1984
Launched: December 14, 1985
Commissioned: November 8, 1986
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 360 feet (109.73 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)
Draft: 32,15 feet (9.8 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 6,255 tons
Submerged: approx. 7,102 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots
Submerged: approx. 32 knots
Armament: Tomahawk missiles from 12 VLS-tubes, four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon missiles
Cost: approx. $900 million
Homeport: Pearl Harbor, HI
Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS LOUISVILLE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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History of USS LOUISVILLE:

USS LOUISVILLE was commissioned on 8 November 1986 at the Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.

During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm USS LOUISVILLE made naval history by firing the first submarine launched Tomahawk cruise missile in war. To accomplish this LOUISVILLE conducted a 14,000 mile submerged, high speed transit across the Pacific and Indian Oceans to the Red Sea and fired shortly after noon on 19 January 1991. For exceptionally meritorious service from 17 January 1991 to 28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, LOUISVILLE was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.

USS LOUISVILLE was awarded the COMSUBRON Eleven Battle Efficiency "E" for 1992, and both the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for operations in support of the KITTY HAWK Battle Group during LOUISVILLE'S third major deployment to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf.


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