Submarine Commissioning
USS North Carolina commissioned
Submitted by on Sat, 05/03/2008 - 8:24pm.

videoShe is now officially the USS North Carolina. A crowd laden with veterans looked on as the flags that had flown that morning on the Battleship North Carolina were hoisted aboard the sub. Amidst extremely heavy security, the Secretary of the Navy was here to give the command that made it all official.

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NewsChannel 3 to broadcast sub commissioning live
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 4:49pm.

WWAY NewsChannel 3 will broadcast the commissioning ceremony for the USS North Carolina live from the Port of Wilmington. Steve Rondinaro will anchor our live coverage starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Wilmington: Sub Commissioning May 3
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 3:48pm.

The Port of Wilmington will host the commissioning of the Navy's fourth Virginia-class submarine, which will become the fifth warship to bear the name North Carolina once it is commissioned.

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Sub crew visits seniors
Submitted by on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 5:18pm.

It's a busy week for the crew members of the USS North Carolina submarine. They visited the New Hanover County Senior Center Wednesday.

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Sub, Battleship share historic radio call
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 8:00am.

videoAn historic radio exchange took place Tuesday afternoon between the Battleship North Carolina and the new submarine USS North Carolina. Capt. Mark Davis and ham operator Bill Morine communicated with the Battleship from atop the submarine.

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USS NC makes history on envelope, not water
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 04/29/2008 - 3:17pm.

The USS North Carolina made more history today -- not in the water, but on an envelope.

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USS NC Submarine docks at State Port
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 5:25pm.

videoAnother high profile visitor came up the Cape Fear River this afternoon. Wilmington is home to two North Carolinas tonight: the battleship and America's newest nuclear submarine.

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USS North Carolina submarine coming to Port City
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 5:29am.

Boaters beware: there will be strict security near the state port today for the arrival of the USS North Carolina.

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Sub dubbed USS North Carolina
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 6:17am.

Another Navy vessel is carrying a familiar name. A new nuclear submarine was christened USS North Carolina at a ceremony in Virginia Saturday. The $2.4 billion sub is the fourth in a new class of submarines designed for the post-Cold War era. It is also the fourth vessel to bear the name North Carolina, and the first since the Battleship North Carolina launched in 1940.

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