Saturday, March 28, 2020
U.S. Navy Remains On Patrol: The USS North Carolina Departs Hawaii
As most Americans shelter-in-place to wait out the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Navy ships and boats remain on patrol in the oceans around the world in defense of the United States. In the above photo children wave goodbye as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled deployment on March 25th. The submarine, a 377-feet long boat, displacing 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. Note: The above U.S. Navy photo was taken by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Amanda R. Gray.