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26Jul45: Refueling day for TF. 2000 Posit: 27-53.0N/139-13.0E.
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23Jul45: 0900 Commenced TF air training exercises and continued throughout day. 2000 Posit: 29-42.0N/137-52.0E.
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21Jul45: 0249 Completed provisioning from the ALDEBARAN [AF10]. This believed to be first time in Naval History that a night provisioning was carried out. TICONDEROGA [CV14] joined TG38.3 during morning hours. 2000 Posit: 29-39.0N/145-59.0E.
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20Jul45: Refuel, resupply and rearm day for TF. We refueled from AUCILLA [AO56] received ammunition from MAUNA LOA [AE8] received provisions from ALDEBARAN [AF10]. 2000 Posit: 30-24.8N/149-46.5E.
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18Jul45: 0011 Completed bombardment, 269 – 16” HC expended. 0728 TU dissolved. NORTH CAROLINA [BB55] and ALABAMA [BB60] enroute rejoin TG38.3. 0950 Rejoined TG38.3. TF strikes conducted only in afternoon due morning overcast. We refueled the HANK [DD702]. 2000 Posit: 34-39.0N/142-44.0E.
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17Jul45: TF38 conducted strikes against air facilities in the Tokyo area; TF37 (British) struck western Honshu. 1540 NORTH CAROLINA [BB55} and ALABAMA [BB60] detached to join bombardment group. TU34.8.2 units: IA (RDAM Badger, CBD7, CTU), NORTH CAROLINA [BB55], ALABAMA [BB60], MISSOURI [BB63], WISCONSIN [BB64], 3 cruisers and 9 destroyers. HMS KING GEORGE V and escorts also followed to same targets. 2000 Posit: 34-39.0N/142-44.0E. 2140 Formed bombardment disposition. Commenced bombardment of Hitachi industrial complex, Honshu. SEE APPENDIX “A”, AR-0250.
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25Jul45:0800 U/W enroute Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA., with single escort, the LEUTZE [DD481].
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24Jul45: TF strikes carried out against air facilities and shipping throughout day against the Kure area. 2000 Posit: 30-34.0N/135-18.0E.
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22Jul45: NORTH CAROLINA [BB55} rearmed from two AE’s, the LASSEN [AE3] & CALIENTE [AO53] during morning hours. 2000 Posit: 28-37.5N/142-39.0E.
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“February 15, 1943 – Joe E. Brown came aboard and put on a performance on the fantail for the whole crew. It was terrific and we all enjoyed it very much.” Charles Paty, Radioman 1/c
“I’ll never forget it. Those kids were starved for something to laugh about. All you had to do was walk on the stage, say ‘Spam’ and they’d die laughing. Remember that violinist of mine who dropped his violin overboard?”
Joe E. Brown, 1964 newspaper clipping
Joseph Evans Brown (July 28, 1891 – July 6, 1973) was an actor and comedian remembered for his amiable screen persona, comic timing, and enormous elastic-mouth smile. He was one of the most popular American comedians in the 1930s and 1940s.
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19Jul45: 2000 Posit: 32-25.0N/147-04.0E.
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Exhibits memorializing the battleship's service in World War II plus a visitors center & gift shop.- Google
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"Very cool to walk through this piece of history."
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Krissy Goff
2 weeks ago
Such an amazing and awe inspiring tour. They say it should take 2hrs, but unless you're really hurrying, I'm not sure how it could take that short amount of time. We did go slowly, but we were there for about 4.5hrs. Lots of climbing and walking. The ship is huge and you get to see a good amount of it, so do be prepared for that. Really incredible. Highly recommend!
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Paul McCown
2 months ago
Seeing how they lived, fought, and worked was really neat. If you like history this is a must see. Alot of knowledge throughout the ship. Would recommend going early morning due to the below decks not being air conditioned. But they do have fans so it's not to terribly bad.
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Shauna Daily
2 months ago
Awesome experience! I loved all the crew stories. My only recommendation would be wear decent shoes and go early in the day. It gets very warm in the ship. Plus it was not toonly busy right at opening.
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Philip Jenkins
4 months ago
Very cool to walk through this piece of history. You get access to a lot of the ship: guns, the bridge, mess/living quarters. My family and I enjoyed our visit. If you visit, be prepared to climb up and down a good number of narrow staircases on the ship. You're not really notified of this up front, and it might be difficult for some visitors. You can avoid some of them by skipping small parts of the ship, but if you want to see everything, you're gonna be climbing up and down a fair amount.
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Mike Robinson
a month ago
This was an amazing place and really made me consider what it'd have been like to be aboard the ship. The self guided tour does get a little confusing at times but it is well marked. The walk through the ship is somewhat restricted and there are many very steep stairs to take from floor to floor in the ship. I highly recommend this as a stop for anyone interested in WW2 or Navy history.
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Randall Sobien
3 months ago
Definitely worth seeing if you're in the area. There is lots to see, and it's really pretty amazing to see it all, especially knowing that this was a highly decorated ship during WWII. Be prepared to climb ladders and possibly climb into/through small hatches (especially if you want to go inside the gun turrets). Bring money for the vending machines and take note of their position on the deck... believe me when I say that you will be needing a cold drink or several during your touring. Also, check out their holiday events on their website.
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Terry Neer
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Excellent. There is a tribute to the sons of North Carolina on board. My wife's uncle died in the war and he is remembered there. Very touching.
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steve johnson
2 months ago
Awsome self guided tour very informative and interesting was good time very cool to see how the navy operations went back then makes one really appreciate our brave men and women who protect our great country