This past spring, UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine managing editor, Ms. Molly Little, had the great fortune of visiting USS North Carolina (SSN-777) on an overnight trip. While on board, the officers and crew demonstrated impressive proficiency in operating one of the newest submarines in the Navy. All visitors were able to experience traveling on the surface and submerged, angles and dangles, damage control and fire drills. We were also privileged to witness the time-honored tradition of a dolphin presentation ceremony. The following two pages highlight some of the experiences onboard and showcase one of the finest crews in the submarine force operating one of our newest submarines.
UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine would like to thank the crew of North Carolina for a great underway experience and for your dedication to protecting and serving our country.
Ms. Little is the managing editor of UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine.
(left to right) Sailors aboardNorth Carolinademonstrate fire fighting techniques;
North Carolinapulls out of port in Florida; Petty Officer First Class Carl Lattimore, a navigation electronics technician,
took some time to talk to UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine about life onNorth Carolina.
(Above left, top to bottom) The ship’s control display screens are used to assist the pilot with the new fly-by-wire control system on boardNorth Carolina; Capt. Mark Davis, then-commanding officer of USSNorth Carolina, looks at the images from the photonics mast; View of the control room from the back right side.
(Above right, top to bottom) A sailor fixes a leaking pipe during a damage
control drill; A dolphin presentation ceremony on boardNorth Carolina;North Carolina’s sonar control is now located in the control room.