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30Aug43: Underway in accordance with TF38 OPLAN2-43 with TF37, TF 39 (TG38.1 AND TG38.2) and TF39
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Ship’s bells are a long standing naval tradition. They are used for signaling, keeping time, and sounding alarm. The measure of time originated in the days when a half-hour glass was used to tell off the four-hour watches. Each time the sand ran out, the ship’s boy, whose job it was to reverse the glass, struck a bell to show he was attending to his business. Thus, eight times he turned the glass, and eight times stuck the bell.

On the battleship the bell was primarily used to sound fog signals while the Ship was at anchor. The bell sounded to alert other ships entering and leaving the anchorage where NORTH CAROLINA was anchored.

Due to the Ship’s length, there were two bells: one for the bow end and one above Turret III for the stern (back of the Ship).
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#TBT in remembering how children played a key role in bringing the Battleship to NC @TWCNewsILM shares another great story for #saveourship http://ow.ly/QRRNF
It stands in honor to the 11,000 North Carolinians who died during that war, but it's in danger of being scrapped due to hull damage. All this week Time Warner Cable News is taking a look at the history of the ship, it's importance to our state and its future.
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The Battleship is a hands on learning tool full of education. Thanks to another great story by @TWCNewsILM It shows wonderful opportunities within the battleship complex #saveourship http://ow.ly/QOeR4
TWC News reporter David Ivey takes a closer look at educational opportunities for the young and the old aboard the U.S.S North Carolina Battleship.
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Great story on the volunteers of the Battleship. Another great story from #TWCNews http://ow.ly/QICfp
The USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington is the state's World War II Memorial. It stands in honor to the 11,000 North Carolinians who died during that war. But it is in danger of being scrapped due to hull damage. All this week Time Warner Cable News is taking a look at the history of the ship, its importance to our state and its future.
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You can show your support and help us restore the Battleship North Carolina by purchasing this gray or navy t-shirt! All proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to the Hull Restoration project with a unique front and back design that makes this t-shirt truly one of a kind. Made in the USA. http://ow.ly/QIuMs
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Thank you @Changes_Long for the nice article! http://ow.ly/QZEWf
Visiting the battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina is a real treat. You can tour areas that are off-limits on many ship museums.
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Look at this beautiful battleship evening picture! Thank you to @RogerYouncePhotography for taking the image and sharing it with us. It is quite stunning!
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Our final bombardment of the war took place on July 17, 1945. We, along with three other battleships and some smaller ships, conducted the first shore bombardment of the war against the Home Islands of Japan. Read more about the leading up to the war's end in the latest sea stories blog.... http://ow.ly/QRl3l
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Our maintenance guys are awesome! Thanks for show casing them #TWCNews http://ow.ly/QICqa
The USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington is the state's World War II Memorial. It stands in honor to the 11,000 North Carolinians who died during that war. But it is in danger of being scrapped due to hull damage. All this week Time Warner Cable News is taking a look at the history of the ship, its importance to our state and its future.
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Veterans Recount Time Spent on U.S.S. NC Battleship. Thank you #TWCNews These stories are all so compelling! http://ow.ly/QIBZY
All this week Time Warner Cable News is taking a look at the history of the ship, its importance to our state and its future. Photo-journalist Durrell Johnson sat down with several veterans who served on the ship to get their story.
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Could it be Nicholas Cage served on the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA?!?!
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1 Battleship Rd NE Wilmington, NC 28401
1 Battleship Road NortheastUSNorth CarolinaWilmington28401
(910) 251-5797battleshipnc.com
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Exhibits memorializing the battleship's service in World War II plus a visitors center & gift shop.- Google
"Worth the time even if you're not into WWII."
"World War ll history!"
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Óscar López Martín
a month ago
Enjoyed every inch of that ship, you can visit almost everything. The tour is well structured to take you through all the ship. The visit takes at least 2 hours, but if you read some of the descriptive texts then it is up to 3 hours. Good for all ages.
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Nefy Garcia
a week ago
Awesome experience for my wife kids and I, we have fun on the ship, wishing to go back next year
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Andrew Ryder
5 months 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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Stephen Boice
3 months ago
The history as well as the self tour. It's amazing how the crew was able to move around in it.
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Warren Jones
5 months 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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Nicole Brittain
a month ago
The ship is s the best!! It is hard with young ones!! The best part is the 16inch guns!!! World War ll history!!
Dennis Olson
2 months ago
hreatjlh t hhg great
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T Jr
3 months ago
Me and my family went to thier on summer vacation it was fun