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Battleship North Carolina: The Legacy Series – Under the Sea with Submarine USS North Carolina
July 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This July, the Legacy Series continues as they go Under the Sea with Submarine USS North Carolina. Discover life aboard U.S. Navy submarines at the Battleship North Carolina in the Visitors Center. Area submarine veterans will bring “show and tell items” and video to engage visitors about different eras of submarine development, technologies, equipment, mission, and daily life aboard these undersea warriors.
Part of the Legacy Series celebrating the service of all warships named North Carolina, Under the Sea with Submarine USS North Carolina highlights the newest of the state’s namesakes. Attack submarine North Carolina (SSN 777) is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name and fourth in the Virginia class, the Navy’s next-generation attack submarine. North Carolina has improved stealthiness, sophisticated surveillance capabilities and Special Warfare enhancements which enable it to meet the Navy’s multi-mission requirements.
Virginia class submarines are able to attack targets ashore with highly accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and conduct covert long-term surveillance of land areas, littoral waters or other sea-based forces. Other missions include anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare; special forces delivery and support; and mine delivery and minefield mapping. With enhanced communications connectivity, the submarine also will provide important battle group and joint task force support, with full integration into carrier battle group operations.
The next Legacy Series: Blue and Gray North Carolinas, Saturday, August 11, will focus on the two North Carolinas which served in the Civil War, the ship-of-the-line for the Union and the ironclad for the Confederacy. All are free with paid admission.
The 2nd Saturdays programs are a statewide effort of historic sites under the Department of Cultural Resources to combine arts and heritage with food and fun on June 9, July 14, and August 11 at all 37 museums and Historic Sites. Each 2nd Saturdays 2012 program will reflect the unique character of place. For more information visit www.ncdcr.gov/2ndsaturdays.aspx.