USS ALEXANDRIA is the seventh of the 23 improved LOS ANGELES - class nuclear-powered attack submarines and the third ship in the Navy named after the cities in Louisiana and Virginia. During her 2004 deployment, the ALEXANDRIA became the first improved LOS ANGELES - class submarine to circumnavigate the globe in the way she did: Departing Groton, CT., on June 11, 2004, she transited under the Arctic ice to the Pacific, entered the US Central Command's area and returned home via the Suez Canal, Mediterranean, and Atlantic Ocean. During this deployment, the ALEXANDRIA also became the first US nuclear-powered submarine to visit Goa, India.
After a scheduled two-year engineered overhaul at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, the ALEXANDRIA shifted her homeport from Groton, Ct., to San Diego, Calif., in November 2015.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 26, 1984|
|Keel Laid: June 19, 1987|
|Launched: June 23, 1990|
|Commissioned: June 29, 1991|
|Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT|
|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|
|Homeport: San Diego, Calif.|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS ALEXANDRIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS ALEXANDRIA Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the ALEXANDRIA at Submarine Base Groton, Conn., on October 15, 2015. On October 20, the ALEXANDRIA left Groton and proceeded to her new homeport of San Diego, Calif. After a visit to Mayport, Fla., and a Panama Canal transit, she arrived at San Diego on November 10, 2015.
The photo below was taken by Sebastian Thoma and shows the ALEXANDRIA at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on January 9, 2016.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the ALEXANDRIA at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on April 18, 2016.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the ALEXANDRIA at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on October 11, 2017.