Command History 01 Jan. 1978 - 31 Dec. 1978
CDR R. E. Beedle, USN: 21 Oct 1977 - Present
Type Commander: CDR Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Squadron Commander: CDR Submarine Squadron SEVEN
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
From January to March, the USS LOS ANGELES was in the building shipyard, Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). During the short period between PSA and change of homeport, the ship conducted acoustic trials, participated in a submarine exercise, and visited the United States Naval Academy to demonstrate to the advanced capabilities of the Los Angeles Class submarine to the Brigade of Midshipmen. On May 18th the
USS LOS ANGELES departed Norfolk, Virginia enroute to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii via the Panama Canal.
On May 31st the ship visited her namesake, the city of Los Angeles, California. Special guests embarked for the underway operations prior to the ship's visit to Los Angeles, included Mayor Tom Bradley, and County Supervisor Ken Hahn. The ship was honored by Mayor Tom Bradley as he officially declared the day of arrival "USS LOS ANGELES Day". Continuing on from Los
Angeles, California the ship headed for her new homeport with RADM W. J. Cowhill, Commander Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, embarked. Since the ship's arrival in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on June 17th, the USS LOS ANGELES has been involved in several submarine exercises and an independent operation in the mid-Pacific.