GREAT video series onboard the USS Toledo Los Angeles-class attack submarine

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USS Toledo


Launched: 28 August 1993
Commissioned: 24 February 1995
Class and type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement:
6,000 long tons (6,096 t) light
6,927 long tons (7,038 t) full
927 long tons (942 t) dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: S6G nuclear reactor
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men [in the video, they say 140 total, 13 officers, normally 15 chiefs]
Armament:
4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
12 × vertical launch Tomahawk missiles

Los Angeles-class
Built: 1972–1996
In commission: 1976–present
Completed: 62
Active: 33
Retired: 29


Boarding a US NAVY NUCLEAR SUBMARINE in the Arctic



Includes great explanation of the complex loading/firing process:

Crawling Down A Torpedo Tube -US NAVY Nuclear Submarine



Book mentioned and praised: Thunder Below!: The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II

 

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Not part of that series, but relevant and interesting:

How Submarine Sonarmen Tirelessly Hunt For Enemies They Can't Even See
The ability to fight and win in the high-stakes game of undersea warfare is all about the art of listening. Here's how it's done.
AUGUST 12, 2020


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