USS South Carolina
USS South Carolina (CGN 37) was the second ship in the CALIFORNIA class of nuclear powered guided missile cruisers and the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name of the state. USS SOUTH CAROLINA was homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. The USS South Carolina and her sister ship the USS California were equipped with two Mk-13 launchers.
The South Carolina was launched in July 1, 1972.
From combat operations off the coast of Bosnia to rescuing refugees in the Caribbean, SOUTH CAROLINA was always prepared to answer the call to duty. Be it power or peace SOUTH CAROLINA served the Navy and country with pride for over 23 years.
The ship conducted its final port visit in Charleston, South Carolina 10–14 August 1998. SOUTH CAROLINA ended its proud Naval service during a Deactivation ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk Friday the 4th of September 1998.