USS LOUISVILLE is the 37th LOS ANGELES class attack submarine and the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 9, 2021, the LOUISVILLE is now laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting recycling.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 11, 1982|
|Keel Laid: September 24, 1984|
|Launched: December 14, 1985|
|Commissioned: November 8, 1986|
|Inactivated: August 6, 2020|
|Decommissioned: March 9, 2021|
|Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|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
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
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.
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.
USS LOUISVILLE Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows ex-LOUISVILLE laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on June 12, 2022, awaiting recycling.