LOS ANGELES SSN 688

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.


    Los Angeles Class Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 8 January 1972 - Launched 6 April 1974

  1. USS LOS ANGELES SSN-688
    Commissioned 13 November 1976 - Decommissioning Ceremony 23 January 2010
    Formal Decommissioning 4 February 2011

    Stricken from the NVR 4 February 2011
    Entered SSRP 1 February 2010 for recycling, completed 30 November 2012.

Naval Covers

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  1. USS Los Angeles SSN-688 Covers Page 1    (1976-2010)

 

Postmarks

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Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link
To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
PCU F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-5

1976-06-26

Pre-Commissioning Unit. Sea Trials.


 

Locy Type
FDC F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-5

1976-11-13

Commissioning


 

Locy Type
LDC F

2010-01-23

Deactivation, cachet by Philip R. Edwards



USPS Pictorial Postmarks


 

USPS Slogan
Machine Cancel

"CHRISTENING OF /
THE USS /
LOS ANGELES"

Newport News, VA

1974-04-06

Launching, Cachet by the USS Nathan Hale Chapter No. 68, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"30th
Anniversary Station"

Norfolk, VA

2006-11-13

30th Anniversary, cachet by Robert D. (Bob) Rawlins, sponsored by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Deactivation Station"

San Pedro CA

2010-01-23

Deactivation, cachet by Philip R. Edwards

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Los Angeles, CA.

Four ships of the US Navy have been named LOS ANGELES - USS Los Angeles ID 1470, USS Los Angeles ZR-3, USS Los Angeles CA-135 and USS Los Angeles SSN-688.

The ships sponsor was Anne Armstrong.

 


 

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