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25Apr43: Underway with PRINGLE (DD477), BACHE (DD470) for sea trials and gunnery training in local area.
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27Apr43: Returned to port, moored berth 16
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The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is recruiting summer volunteers to staff the Supply Office where we have working typewriters. We would like to staff the room Monday – Friday, 10 to 2, in two-hour shifts.

If you are interested, please email museum@battleshipnc.com
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An anonymous donor dropped these pictures off from 1964. Who ever you happen to be, we thank you for sharing! http://ow.ly/i/apq5S http://ow.ly/i/apq6b
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How is the Battleship supported annually and what does annual operating budget cover?

The state legislature established the Battleship as a self-supporting enterprise. Therefore, the Battleship receives no state or federal operating support. The Battleship’s $3 million annual operating budget derives from ticket and gift shop sales, space rentals, events, charitable donations, and corporate sponsors. Over one-quarter million visitors explore the Battleship or visit Battleship Park each year.

The Battleship’s $3 million annual operating budget is applied in accordance with § 143B-74.1. U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission–funds. The Commission establishes and maintains a "Battleship Fund" to pay all costs of maintaining day to day operations of the ship for the purposes herein set forth including administrative costs, maintenance (painting of the ship, continual remedial upkeep, etc.), programs, exhibits, interpretation and promotions, with the exclusion of capital repairs and renovations. The Commission maintains books of accounting records concerning revenue derived and all expenses incurred in maintaining and operating the ship as a public memorial. The operations of the Commission receive annual audits at the oversight of the State Auditor pursuant to Article 5A of Chapter 147 of the General Statutes and reimburse the State Auditor the cost of this audit. As of note, the battleship has received zero findings within the audit for the past three (3) years.

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09Apr42: We observed the 1st Anniversary of the commissioning with various "field day" events. The big event of the day was a huge tug of war between the deck force and the engineers consisting of 75 men on each team. The deck force won. Underway from Casco Bay MA for main and secondary battery firing practice. Escorted by KEARNY (DD432), DUNCAN (DD485) and EBERLE (DD430)
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Thanks to Shaina Rae for snapping a shot of a new addition to the Battleship. Ladies and gentleman, welcome our new gator. This new gator joins the Charlie, Claudine and Clyde family and he needs a name. What do you think we should name him?
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Former crew member to visit the ship!

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is going to have special guests on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Retired Lt Colonel Duncan Jewell USMC and his family are coming to visit what Jewell used to call home. While serving on BB55 from 1942 - 1944, he was the Marine commanding officer. Now, at the young age of 95, Jewell will take us all through a trip down memory lane. Please help us welcome him aboard.
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It's time to name that gator! We had a lot of great response to our posting, so please from those that were submitted, pick which name you like best! Click to go to the survey http://ow.ly/LKDYQ
It's time to name that gator!  We had a lot of great response to our posting, so please from those that were submitted, pick which name you like best!
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Check out this footage with attacks On carriers, footage was taken on 03/20/1945 http://ow.ly/LKwig
National Archives description: This film shows several ships as Japanese planes attacked. The ships shown include the USS Hancock (CV-19), the USS Enterprise...
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Look at this great new mural in our lobby. Thank you All Star Flags for making our crew really come to life!
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“There was a sailor in my division who kept trying to get out by psychological discharge. One day he crawled into the medical officer’s office on all fours barking like a dog. The Doc looked at him and then got down on his hands and knees and barked back. The sailor got up and walked out saying, ‘Awww, to xxx with it.”

Read more and watch video of crew members of the NORTH CAROLINA and their memories of Doctor’s on board in the latest sea stories blog by clicking here
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1 Battleship Rd NE Wilmington, NC 28401
1 Battleship Road NortheastUSNorth CarolinaWilmington28401
(910) 251-5797battleshipnc.com
History Museum, Historical PlaceToday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.

Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA It's Your Experience.

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Exhibits memorializing the battleship's service in World War II plus a visitors center & gift shop.- Google
"Great tour of military history."
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"Had a good time but its hard with young children."
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Warren Jones
3 weeks ago
I have toured several museum Battleships throughout the United States and must say the USS North Carolina provides the most accessible tour among them all. While not the largest museum battleship of the rooms accessible to the public there are few that feature barriers to keep you from touching and photographing the various rooms aboard. Besides the radio room and a few decorated office quarters every room on the tour is open to explore. Only problem is poor crowd control and parents allowing their children to run free below deck. It's an accident waiting to happen.
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Jeromy Clay
2 weeks ago
had fun seeing the ship when I was a kid and now with kids if my own. can't wait to go back.
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Martin Brossman
9 months ago
Only had a little time but still wanted to get on board and did. They let you explore a lot of places and if you have not been here before it is truly very impressive and worth seeing. You don't get the full perspective until you walk the deck. Quite a piece of history. I was amazed how steep the steps and would not recommend doing down into the engine room if you have a challenge getting around. I added some more pictures from below deck that I took and next time want to have more time and see the upper deck area. I felt proud for all those that served on this ship.
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Chris Diaz
3 months ago
Must see to appreciate. Well worth the $14 we paid for the self guided tour.
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Andrew Ryder
a month ago
Awesome experience. While the ship is cool, take time to read some of the sailors' recollections posted throughout. Very insightful.
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Taehwan An
3 months ago
Great experience except gas smell in the engine room but it has to be expected since this one used tons of diesel. Also you should expect to spend at least two hours to explore this giantic warship.
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Sundar Seshadri
8 months ago
Wonderful and unique exhibit. Must see if you are visiting NC, esp if you are going down to the beaches (as it is on the way).
Juan Dejesus Catro
3 weeks ago
cool