Tag: North Carolina

Aug. 1, 2018

The Naval History of North Carolina

The "Tar Heel State" of North Carolina shares an important part in the history of the U.S. Navy. At least 40 ships have been named after cities, places, and people in North Carolina. Four ships have been named after the state itself, the most recent being USS North Carolina (SSN 777), a Virginia-class submarine that was commissioned in Wilmington,