Command History 1980*
CAPT R. E. Beedle, USN: 21 Oct 1977 - 17 Feb 1981
Type Commander: CDR Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet
Squadron Commander: CDR Submarine Squadron SEVEN
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
In January 1980, USS LOS ANGELES became the first submarine utilized under the "Ready SSN"
concept when she made an unscheduled three and one-half month deployment to the Indian Ocean on five days notice. Upon return to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, she entered Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for the first SSN 688 Class Selected Restricted Availability
* Webmaster's Note:
Official command operations summaries for 1979 & 1980 were not in my collection of copies of LOS ANGELES documents. I have created these summaries from my personal journal, memorabilia, newspaper articles, and other sources.
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