The Civil War steamer was named for Alexandria, Louisiana; and the World War II frigate for Alexandria, Virginia. The attack submarine honors both cities.
(SSN-757: dp. 5,723 (surf.), 6,927 (subm.); 1. 360'; b. 33'; dr. 32.3'; s. 20+ k.; cpl. 127; a. 4 21" tt., SUBROC, Harpoon; cl. Los Angeles)
The third Alexandria (SSN-757) was laid down on 19 June 1987 at Groton, Conn., by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corp. Her launch was projected for June 1990 and her completion for July 1991.