USS Charlotte (SSN-766)

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USS Charlotte (SSN-766) off the coast of Oahu
United States
Name: USS Charlotte
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
Homeport: Pearl Harbor
Motto: Silent Stinger
Status: in active service
Badge: 766insig.png
General characteristics
Class and 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

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, Commander Timothy J. Yanik, relieved Captain Andrew Miller on May 17, 2016.[1] The Executive Officer is LCDR Anthony Stranges and The Chief of the Boat is ETRCS(SS) Jason Negron.


Charlotte at the north pole

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.[2]

On 24 October 2007, Charlotte returned to Pearl Harbor from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after nearly two years in a Depot Modernization Period.[3]

The USS Charlotte has completed a total of 5 Western Pacific deployments and 1 Eastern Pacific deployment.


  • (3) Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • (2) Battle "E"
  • (2) Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
  • (2) Navy Unit Commendation

Charlotte in Fiction[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "USS Charlotte change of command". Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  2. ^ Dave Ozeck, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs. "USS Charlotte Achieves Milestone During Under-Ice Transit". Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  3. ^ Cynthia Clark (25 October 2007). "USS Charlotte Returns to Pearl Harbor". 

This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.