No. latest SSN777 U.S. nuclear attack submarines stationed in Pearl Harbor will
service in September 2008 the U.S. Navy’s newest SSN777 “North Carolina” attack submarine
According to the U.S. military network January 7, 2009 reported that the U.S. Pacific Fleet Submarine force commander announced on January 6: “North Carolina” attack submarine (SSN777) will be the third ship to its home port of Pearl Harbor as “Virginia” class submarines.
Douglas Admiral McCain declared: “North Carolina” submarine will be followed by “Virginia” class nuclear attack submarines, “Hawaii” (SSN776) and “Texas” (No. SSN775), joined in the summer of 2010 the first submarine squadron.
“North Carolina” submarine on May 22, 2004 the laying of the keel, on May 3, 2008 ceremony held in service. “North Carolina” submarine length 114.91 meters (377 feet), water displacement of 7,800 tons, crew of 130 people, is the fifth ship named ships to North Carolina.
“North Carolina” submarine can perform a variety of combat missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare, combat, naval special operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, asymmetric warfare and mine warfare.
with the awareness of the importance of the Pacific region increasing, and the Western Pacific submarine threat posed by a gradual increase in the 2006 “Quadrennial Defense Review,” called for: the end of 2010, the U.S. Navy there will be 60% of the submarines will homeport in the Pacific. (China Shipping Information Center YANG Sook)