The Corpus Christi is not a missile sub, it's a Los Angeles (688) class fast attack sub.
As a side note of historical trivia, before the 688s, attack subs were all names after various fish (makes sence, right?).
Anyway, during the '70s, there were two competing designs for sucessor to the Sturgeon class. One was a a slower, deeper-diveing sub that would have specialised in anti-submarine warfare (the hunter-killer sub). The other, was a smaller design, with a more powerful reactor that would enable it to travel fast enough (hence, fast attack sub) to escort a carrier battle group (and thus, give the sub force ANOTHER mission).
Hyman Rickover, at the time, basiclly the GOD of the nuclear navy, favored the latter design. But a coalition of other admrials wanted to usurp his power and the submarine force's influence in the navy.
The hunter-killer coalition was winning until Rickover exploited his connections in congress. One of the ways Rickover rewarded the loyalty of his congresscritters was to name the first flight of 688s after the home cities of his key supporters.
And THAT is why the 688 class attack subs are the only ones named after US cities.
Imagine all the people...
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