NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (April 6, 2007) -- Virginia-class submarine North
Carolina (SSN 777) is rolled out prior to her christening ceremony.
North Carolina is the fourth Virginia-class submarine built and the
first major U.S. Navy combatant vessel class designed with the
post-Cold War security environment in mind. North Carolina is scheduled
to be commissioned in December 2007. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman
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