USS Los Angeles SSN 688
Angeles made her first operational deployment to the in
1977 and was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation. In 1978, she
transferred to the Pacific Fleet and was assigned to Submarine
Squadron 7, home ported in . She conducted 17 Pacific deployments over the
next 32 years and earned eight and
a . Los Angeles participated in four
multinational "Rim of the Pacific" ( )
exercises, and visited numerous foreign ports in Italy, Republic
of the Philippines, Diego Garcia, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Australia,
Japan, Republic of Korea, Canada and Singapore.
In 1999, while under the command of Mark D. Jenkins, Los Angeles was modified to carry a (DDS). Her capabilities included undersea warfare, surface warfare, strike warfare, mining operations, special forces delivery, reconnaissance, carrier battle group support and escort, and intelligence collection.
The USS Los Angeles' 34-year career was one of the longest for a US Navy submarine.