Attack Submarine

SSN 777  -  USS North Carolina

 

 

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Type, Class:

 

Attack Submarine, nuclear propulsion - SSN; Virginia - class (Block I)

Builder:

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA

STATUS:

 

Awarded: September 1, 1998

Laid down: May 22, 2004

Launched: May 5, 2007

Commissioned: May 3, 2008

IN SERVICE

Homeport:

 

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Namesake:

 

State of North Carolina

Ship’s Motto:

 

PRIMUS IN PROELIO  ‘first in fight’

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

 see: INFO > Virginia class Attack Submarine - SSN

 

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - June 2014

 

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Singapore - April 2014

 

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - June 2012

 

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Sasebo, Japan - March 2012

 

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Sasebo, Japan - March 2012

 

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Polaris Point, Guam - January 2012

 

Yokosuka, Japan - December 2011

 

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Yokosuka, Japan - December 2011

 

Yokosuka, Japan - December 2011

 

Yokosuka, Japan - December 2011

 

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - December 2011

 

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - November 2010

 

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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - November 2010

 

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Groton, Connecticut - May 2008

 

Groton, Connecticut - May 2008

 

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Norfolk, Virginia - May 2008

 

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commissioning ceremony - Wilmington, North Carolina - May 3, 2008

 

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commissioning ceremony - Wilmington, North Carolina - May 3, 2008

 

Wilmington, North Carolina - April 2008

 

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christening ceremony - Newport News, Virginia - April 21, 2007

 

Newport News, Virginia - April 2007

 

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Newport News, Virginia - September 2006

 

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Newport News, Virginia - May 2006

 

Newport News, Virginia - March 2006

 

 

USS North Carolina (SSN 777):

 

The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News (then called Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company) in Newport News, Virginia on 30 September 1998 and her keel was laid down on 22 May 2004. She was christened on 21 April 2007 sponsored by Linda Bowman, wife of Admiral Frank L. "Skip" Bowman, the former director of Naval Reactors. Captain Mark E. Davis, a native of upstate New York, was the ship’s first commanding officer and lead a crew of approximately 134 officers and enlisted personnel.

The boat has physical connections to previous North Carolinas. Sections of the teak decking from the previous North Carolina are reused within the submarine, and several pieces from a silver serving set made for the armored cruiser ACR-12, then transferred through the state governor to the battleship will be used aboard SSN-777.

North Carolina joined the fleet on 21 February 2008, after problems with the boat's steam valve and internal piping system had forced two delays in the acceptance of the vessel. Welding issues in the internal piping system scuttled a first-planned December 2007 delivery, and the discovery of an inadequate steam valve forced a further delay from January to February 2008.

The ship's official commissioning ceremony was held on 3 May 2008, in Wilmington, North Carolina. The submarine joined the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet based in New London, Connecticut.

North Carolina changed homeports from Naval Submarine Base New London to Naval Station Pearl Harbor. She left Groton for Pearl Harbor on 22 July 2010 and arrived at her new homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, on Monday, 15 November 2010 after her four-month transfer activities. During the transfer, the officers and crew of North Carolina conducted a series of exercises designed to test the boat's new combat systems and stealth capabilities. North Carolina is the third Virginia class attack submarine to be homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

 

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