UNITED States Submarine NEWPORT NEWS will visit HMNB Gibraltar on 30 August for a scheduled logistical visit.


USS NEWPORT NEWS, a Los Angeles-class submarine, is one of a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines that forms the backbone of the US Navy’s submarine force.  The Los Angeles- class contains more submarines than any other class in the world.  The class was preceded by the Sturgeon-class and followed by the Seawolf-class.  Except for USS HYMAN G RICKOVER, all submarines of this class are named after American cities and a few towns.  This system of naming broke the Navy’s long standing tradition of naming attack submarines for creatures of the ocean.