July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers 13th Los Angeles Class Submarine, SSN-718 "Honolulu/ To Navy

The submarine Honolulu (SSN- 718) became the 13th Los Angeles class attack submarine delivered recently to the Navy by Newport News Shipbuilding. The sub is the 37th the Virginia shipyard has built for the Navy.

The Honolulu will officially enter the fleet early this month when it is commissioned at the Norfolk Naval Station. The ship's keel was laid November 1981 at Newport News.

The shipyard launched the submarine September 24, 1983 when it was christened by Joan B. Clark, wife of the former national security advisor to President Reagan. Mrs.

Clark was the principal speaker at the launching.

Los Angeles class submarines are 360 feet long, and have a beam of 33 feet and a submerged displacement of 6,900 tons. They accommodate 12 officers and 115 enlisted men. Newport News Shipbuilding currently is building eight other attack submarines, along with three Nimitz class aircraft carriers.

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