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USS Louisiana (SSBN 743)



USS LOUISIANA is the fourth U.S. Naval vessel to be named in honor of the eighteenth state admitted into the union, and eighteenth and last Trident Submarine to be commissioned.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: December 19, 1990
Launched: July 27, 1996
Commissioned: September 6, 1997
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 560 feet (171 meters)
Beam: 42 feet (12.8 meters)
Draft: 36,5 feet (11.1 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 16,765 tons   Submerged: approx. 18,750 tons
Speed: 20+ knots
Armament: 24 tubes for Trident I and II, Mk-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes
Homeport: Bangor, WA
Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted (2 crews)


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Crew List:

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


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