North Carolina’s namesake ship, USS North Carolina, leaves for deployment


U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Amanda R. Gray/Released

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (March 25, 2020) — Children wave goodbye as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777), departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a regularly-scheduled deployment. The submarine is 377-feet long, displaces 7,800 tons, is equipped to carry torpedoes and tomahawk missiles, and possesses the capacity to insert special operations forces into a multitude of environments and battlefield scenarios.