USS NORTH CAROLINA SSN 777
May 22, 2004 The keel was laid for the third Virginia-class attack submarine PCU North Carolina in Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard. Designated SSN 777, the fourth submarine of the Virginia-class will bear the name North Carolina to honor the Tar Heel State. The submarine will be the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to bear that name.
September 14, 2006 The North Carolina finished the last major phase of its construction at the Newport News, Va., shipyard, after all pressure hull sections are joined to form a single unit.
April 21, 2007 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Carolina was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard in Newport News, Va. Mrs. Linda Bowman, wife of retired Adm. Frank "Skip" Bowman, former director, Naval Nuclear Reactors, served as the ship's sponsor. Cmdr. Mark E. Davis, is the prospective commanding officer.
February 21, 2008 U.S. Navy took delivery of PCU North Carolina from Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN).
May 3, USS North Carolina was commissioned during a ceremony at Port of Wilmington, N.C.
May 16, SSN 777 arrived at its homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., for the first time.
September 8, Cmdr. Wallace E. Schlauder relieved Capt. Mark Davis as CO of the North Carolina, during a change-of-command ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station's Pier 3.
December 5, USS North Carolina is currently underway for routine training off the coast of Florida.
December 19, The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contract modifications totaling $46.5 million to perform work on the North Carolina during its post-shakedown availability. The PSA will include maintenance, repairs, alterations, testing and other activities and will involve more than 500 current employees at its peak. Scheduled for completion in March 2010, the contract has an estimated total potential value of $70 million.
July 22, 2010 USS North Carolina departed Naval Submarine Base New London.
November 15, The North Carolina arrived in its new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the first time, after completing the four-month inner-fleet transfer from Groton.
April 14, 2011 Cmdr. Richard E. Rhinehart, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Wallace E. Schlauder as CO of the SSN 777 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub at Pearl Harbor.
December 1, USS North Carolina departed Pearl Harbor for its maiden western Pacific deployment.
December 21, The North Carolina pulled into Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a scheduled port visit.
January 3, 2012 SSN 777 pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a routine port visit to get tender support from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).
March 19, USS North Carolina moored at Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, for a 15-day upkeep. Brief stop at White Beach, Okinawa, on April 6.
May 13, The North Carolina pulled into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for a scheduled port call.
June 1, USS North Carolina returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a six-month deployment.
February 6, 2013 The Virginia-class attack submarine departed Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego after emergent repairs.
December 19, USS North Carolina departed homeport for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
From Dec. 30- Jan. 1, 2014, the North Carolina participated in a Snapdragon exercise, with the P-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 and forward-deployed to Kadena Air Base, approximately 350 miles southeast of Okinawa, Japan; Brief stop at White Beach, Okinawa, on Jan. 2.
March 17, SSN 777 recently pulled into Apra Harbor, Guam, for a routine port call.
April 26, USS North Carolina moored at Berth 5, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a scheduled port visit.
June 8, The North Carolina moored at Berth 13S, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a three-day port call.
June 19, USS North Carolina returned to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment.
June 24, Cmdr. Gary G. Montalvo, Jr., relieved Cmdr. Richard E. Rhinehart, Jr., as the 4th CO of North Carolina during a change-of-command ceremony on board the sub.
December 4, The North Carolina departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a day-long VIP cruise. Underway for local operations on Jan. 13, 2015.
February 4, USS North Carolina returned to Pearl Harbor after underway for routine training.
September 16, USS North Carolina departed homeport for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
November 5, SSN 777 moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, for a four-day port visit; Brief stop at White Beach, Okinawa, on Dec. 14 and 17th.
February 16, 2016 The North Carolina moored at Berth 1 in Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit after participated in a submarine exercise with the ROKS Kim Jwa-Jin (SS 076), in the Sea of Japan, from Feb. 13-15.
March 4, USS North Carolina recently moored at Bravo Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, to participate in a Multi-Sail 2016 exercise, with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, USS Chicago (SSN 721) and four Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships.
March 17, USS North Carolina moored at Wharf S1B on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a six-month deployment.
May 9, The North Carolina departed Pearl Harbor for a three-day Dependent's Cruise to Lahaina, Mauai.