WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 3, 2008) Sailors man the ship and officially bring the newest Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) to life during her commissioning ceremony. North Carolina is the fourth Virginia-class submarine to be commissioned and the first major U.S. Navy combatant vessel class designed with the post-Cold War security environment in mind.
Texas (SSN-775) is the second ship of the Virginia class. With improved stealth (note ducted propulsion), sophisticated surveillance capabilities and special warfare enhancements, it will provide undersea supremacy well into the 21st century.
"MOTHER AND CHILDREN" Submarines nest alongside tender for replenishing in Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, November 11,1944. Vessels (left/right);USS Salmon,USS Saury,USS Besugo,USS Burrfish,USS Pipefish,USS SeaCat,USS Fulton AS-11 (tendor),USS Ronquil,USS Tamdor,USS Perch11,USS Pampanito,USS Archerfish & USS Searaven.
US Navy - USS Wahoo (SS-238) at Pearl Harbor
USS Wahoo (SS-238) at Pearl Harbor, soon after the end of her third war patrol, circa 7 February 1943.Her Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Dudley W. Morton, is on the open bridge, in right center. Officer standing at left appears to be the Executive Officer, Lieutenant Richard H. O'Kane.Note: broom lashed to the periscope head, indicating a
Santa Rita, Guam (Jun. 4, 2004) - The attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) is escorted by two harbor tugs returns to Apra Harbor, Guam, after a five-month deployment. San Francisco is to attached to Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 (COMSUBRON Fifteen), which is the Navys only forward-deployed submarine squadron and is homeported in the U.S. territory of Guam. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Mark A. Leonesio (RELEASED)
KINGS BAY, Ga. (March 15, 2013) The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) pulls away from its escort boats in transit to its dive point. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber/Released)