Nov 4th, 2009 by Johan
A Los Angeles-class nuclear powered attack submarine (SSN), the USS San Juan (SSN-751), will dock in Simon’s Town tomorrow. A South African Navy (SAN) spokesman says visit forms part of the Navy’s objective of maintaining and enhancing international contact with United States Navy (USN). The USS San Juan is the 40th Los Angeles-class attack submarine and an improvement over her predecessors. The US Navy operates 46 Los Angeles class submarines as well as three Seawolf and four Virginia class USS San Juan and all following submarines in the class are quieter; incorporate an advanced BSY-1 sonar suite combat system and the ability to lay mines from their torpedo tubes.