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USS La Jolla (SSN 701)

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
Propellers: one
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.


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Crew List:

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.


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Accidents of USS LA JOLLA:

DateWhereEvents
198230 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, 1998about 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.


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The photo below was taken by me and shows the LA JOLLA at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 14, 2008.



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