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First widely used in World War I for their stealth capabilities, submarines today play a major role in nearly every Navy. Their uses range from simple surveillance to seek and destroy missions, all the way up to nuclear deterrence.

Los Angeles Class aka 688 class-The Los Angeles Class submarines are fast attack subs equipped with Mk 48 torpedoes, Tomahawk land attack missiles, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, Mk60, and Mk67 Captor mines. Using a nuclear reactor, two turbines, one auxiliary motor, and one shaft, the Los Angeles class submarine can reach speeds of 20 knots while surfaced and 33 knots while submerged. 41 of these submarines are currently still in commission, and they are stationed in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Groton Connecticut, San Diego California, Guam, and Portsmouth New Hampshire.

Virginia Class are the newest subs in the fleet, and they will eventually replace the older Los Angeles Class submarines. These newer submarines are expected to remain in service until 2060, and are outfitted with Mk 48 torpedoes, Harpoon missiles, new advanced mobile mines, and acoustic device countermeasures.

Los Angeles Class Submarine

Los Angeles Class Submarine outbound off Norfolk Naval Station