Los Angeles Class

Los Angeles-class (SSN688) submarines form the backbone of the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarine fleet. Their primary missions are to hunt enemy submarines and surface ships, launch cruise-missile strikes on land-based targets and gather intelligence. The final 23 submarines of the 62-ship class are known as improved 688s. These are equipped with BSY-1 combat systems, as well as retractable bow planes and hardened sails to break through ice during Arctic operations. Electric Boat built 33 of the 62-ship class.

For a complete listing of Los Angeles-class submarines, click here.

Ship statistics

6,900 tons (submerged)
360 feet
Hull Diameter:
33 feet
25+ knots
Diving Depth:
800+ feet
Mark 48 anti-submarine torpedoes, Tomahawk cruise missiles
16 officers, 130 enlisted crew members

Los Angeles Class Photo Gallery

Ships of the Los Angeles Class