|USS Charlotte (SSN-766)|
|Namesake:||The City of Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Awarded:||6 February 1987|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company|
|Laid down:||17 August 1990|
|Launched:||3 October 1992|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Mary McCormack|
|Commissioned:||16 September 1994|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Class & type:||Los Angeles-class submarine|
6,000 long tons (6,096 t) light|
6,927 long tons (7,038 t) full
927 long tons (942 t) dead
|Length:||110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||10 m (32 ft 10 in)|
|Draft:||9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||S6G nuclear reactor|
|Complement:||12 officers, 98 men|
• 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes|
• 10 × Mark 48 ADCAP torpedoes
• Tomahawk missiles
• Harpoon missiles
• Mark 67 Submarine Launched Mobile Mines
• Mark 60 CAPTOR mines
USS Charlotte (SSN-766), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Charlotte, North Carolina. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 6 February 1987 and her keel was laid down on 17 August 1990. She was launched on 3 October 1992 sponsored by Mrs. Mary McComack, and commissioned on 16 September 1994, with Commander Michael Matthews in command. The current commanding officer is Commander Richard Young.
On 29 November 2005, Charlotte arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, having taken the northern route from Pearl Harbor, under the Arctic ice cap. Along the way, she surfaced at the North Pole through 61 inches of ice, a record for a Los Angeles-class submarine.
Charlotte in Fiction
In Tom Clancy's book Debt of Honor, USS Charlotte is sunk by the Japanese sub Harushio along with her sister ship USS Asheville.
USS Charlotte also makes an appearance in Dan Brown's novel Deception Point, where it plays an important role making covert missions in the Arctic Circle.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to USS Charlotte (SSN-766).|
- "USS Charlotte CO Biography". http://www.csp.navy.mil/subssquadrons/charlotte/charlotteco_bio.shtml. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- Dave Ozeck, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs. "USS Charlotte Achieves Milestone During Under-Ice Transit". http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=21223. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Cynthia Clark (25 October 2007). "USS Charlotte Returns to Pearl Harbor". http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=32796.
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