The USS (Submarine) North Carolina (SSN 777) has arrived at Subic in the Philippines on Sunday, May 13, 2012 as part of its western pacific deployment.
The USS North Carolina (SSN 777) is the fifth and the latest one carrying the name North Carolina. Others were:
- USS North Carolina. A 3-masted battleship which commissioned on 1824 and decommissioned on 1866.
- USS North Carolina (ACR 12). Commissioned on May 7, 1908 and was decommissioned on February 18, 1921. In 1915, it became the first ship to launch an airplane. It is equipped with analog computers used to aim its guns.
- USS North Carolina (BB-52)
- USS North Carolina (BB-55). A showboat which was fast and equipped with 16-inch guns and was commission in New York City on April 9, 1941. It was decommissioned on 1947.
About the USS North Carolina
The USS North Carolina (SSN 777), which is the fifth to be named in honor of the Tar Heel State and a Virginia Class attack submarine, is measured 377 feet long with the weight of 7,800 tons when submerged.
It has 130 crewmembers.
Its keel was laid on May 22, 2004. It was christened on April 21, 2007. The official commissioning ceremony was held on May 3, 2008.
USS North Carolina’s Capability
The USS North Carolina is capable in supporting missions like:
- anti-submarine warfare
- anti-surface warfare
- irregular warfare
- strike group operation
- special operations
It has special features like:
While the Philippines and China are currently on their stand-off in the Scarborough Shoal, the USS North Carolina (SSN 777) docked at the Subic port on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
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