USS LA JOLLA is the 14th LOS ANGELES class nuclear powered attack submarine. As of December 2000, LA JOLLA is homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI. The submarine was previously homeported in San Diego, Calif. and after a two-year overhaul in Kittery, Maine, shifted homeport to Pearl Harbor where she is now attached to Submarine Squadron One.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 10, 1973|
|Keel Laid: October 16, 1976|
|Launched: August 11, 1979|
|Commissioned: September 30, 1981|
|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. 6,000 tons|
|Submerged: approx. 6,900 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots|
|Submerged: approx. 32 knots|
|Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles|
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
|Homeport: Pearl Harbor, HI.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS LA JOLLA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents of USS LA JOLLA:
|1982||30 miles off San Francisco, Calif.|
In late 1982, USS PERMIT (SSN 594), cruising on the surface, collides with USS LA JOLLA, at periscope depth, while they are on sea trials off San Francisco. The PERMIT receives a ten-foot-long, three-foot-wide "scrape" in the paint on the keel, while LA JOLLA suffers minor rudder damage.
|February 11, 1998||about 9 miles off Chinhae, South Korea|
While approaching the port of Chinhae, South Korea, the crew of LA JOLLA overlooked a fishing trawler (27 tons) and both vessels collided. The trawler sank. The five crewmembers of the trawler were rescued by the crew of LA JOLLA.
USS LA JOLLA Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the LA JOLLA at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 14, 2008.