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USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship

USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Official page of the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial. Open daily to visitors and serving as a 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 Sh

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 Sh

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Mail Call on the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!
04/04/2022

Mail Call on the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

Take home a piece of American history from our Battle Star Collection!⁠The Sea Breeze Oyster Shucker's blade and handle ...
04/03/2022

Take home a piece of American history from our Battle Star Collection!⁠

The Sea Breeze Oyster Shucker's blade and handle are a combination of Battleship hull steel and Damascus steel. Each shucker comes with a leather sheath and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. This shucker is made by Steve Watkins with Iron Man Forge, an official Battle Star Collection vendor.

Explore the entire Battle Star Collection at BattleStarCollection.com, including knives, blueprints and more. Prices start at $25.

Don't miss your chance for a special seat to see the North Carolina Azalea Festival fireworks!The festival has scheduled...
04/02/2022
Battleship NC - Battleship Special Events

Don't miss your chance for a special seat to see the North Carolina Azalea Festival fireworks!

The festival has scheduled the fireworks for 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, the 81st birthday of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. (On April 9, 1941, NORTH CAROLINA was commissioned into the U.S. Navy.)

The Battleship invites the public to watch the fireworks from the deck of the Ship. Tickets are for sale online only. A limited number of tickets will be available.

Ticket holders should bring their own chairs and blankets. Food will be available for sale on site. The Battleship event will be canceled if the festival cancels the fireworks.

Sign up for Battleship Special Events Here! The Battleship hosts a few special events each year--each one is different and unique and they all promise to give you a fantastic and memorable experience.  

Take home a piece of American history from the Battle Star Collection!⁠This BB-55 Teak Bottle Opener has a handle made f...
03/29/2022

Take home a piece of American history from the Battle Star Collection!⁠

This BB-55 Teak Bottle Opener has a handle made from the original Battleship teak deck. The teak has been "stabilized" so that it will last for years and has a great smooth finish. The bottle opener is created by Shady Grady EDC and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Explore the entire Battle Star Collection at BattleStarCollection.com, including knives, blueprints and more. The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or Steel item come from the hull or deck of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and have not been altered.⁠ Prices start at $25.

Combat Information Center (CIC) on the 03 level. When the Battleship was commissioned in April 1941, CIC was part of Mai...
03/24/2022

Combat Information Center (CIC) on the 03 level. When the Battleship was commissioned in April 1941, CIC was part of Main Battery Plotting Room many levels/decks inside the Ship. With the increasing number of air and surface search radars providing timely locations of enemy and friendly aircraft and ships, CIC needed a larger space to hold all the fast-changing equipment. They renovated Bridge Radio on the 03 level while in Bremerton, WA, August 1944.

Using new radars, sound powered telephones and radios, CIC became a central information clearing house for the Battleship’s Command to make quick decisions during engagements.

Take home a piece of American history from the Battle Star Collection!⁠⁠The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or...
03/23/2022

Take home a piece of American history from the Battle Star Collection!⁠

The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or Steel item come from the hull or deck of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and have not been altered.⁠

This Sugar Mountain Knife's blade is a combination of Battleship hull steel and Damascus steel, with original Battleship teak on the handle. This is an ideal hunting or camping knife. Each comes with a leather sheath and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. This knife is made by Steve Watkins with Iron Man Forge, an official Battle Star Collection vendor.

Explore the entire Battle Star Collection at BattleStarCollection.com, including knives, blueprints and more. Prices start at $25.

Taking care of the teak deck on the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
03/22/2022

Taking care of the teak deck on the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Get your tickets to a special seat to see the N.C. Azalea Festival fireworks!The festival has scheduled the fireworks fo...
03/21/2022

Get your tickets to a special seat to see the N.C. Azalea Festival fireworks!

The festival has scheduled the fireworks for 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, the 81st birthday of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. (On April 9, 1941, NORTH CAROLINA was commissioned into the U.S. Navy.)

The Battleship invites the public to watch the fireworks from the deck of the Ship. Tickets are for sale online only: https://tickets.battleshipncfriends.org/Info.aspx?EventID=21 A limited number of tickets will be available.

Ticket holders should bring their own chairs and blankets. Food will be available for sale on site. The Battleship event will be canceled if the festival cancels the fireworks.

Flat Stanley visits the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!
03/18/2022

Flat Stanley visits the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

Take home a piece of American history from our Battle Star Collection!⁠⁠The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or...
03/17/2022

Take home a piece of American history from our Battle Star Collection!⁠

The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or Steel item -- like Mr. Ghost here -- come from the hull or deck of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and have not been altered.⁠

Explore the entire Battle Star Collection at BattleStarCollection.com, including knives, blueprints and more. Prices start at $25.

Join us in Battleship Park on Saturday, April 30, for the Coastal Climate Science and Engineering Expo! Learn more about...
03/14/2022
Coastal Climate Science and Engineering Expo ⋆ Battleship NC

Join us in Battleship Park on Saturday, April 30, for the Coastal Climate Science and Engineering Expo! Learn more about our Living with Water initiative and bring the kids for free admission to the Battleship (with paid adult admission)!

The Expo will take place outdoors, where community partners will host interactive, family-friendly stations that showcase what their organizations are doing to study climate forces, evaluate their impacts on our coastal communities, and ultimately offer solutions to help build resiliency.

For the 2022 North Carolina Science Festival, UNCW MarineQuest and Battleship North Carolina are joining forces to co-host the Coastal Climate Science and

Take home a piece of American history from the Battle Star Collection!⁠⁠The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or...
03/12/2022

Take home a piece of American history from the Battle Star Collection!⁠

The materials that form each Battle Star Teak or Steel item -- like this anchor -- come from the hull or deck of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and have not been altered.⁠

Explore the entire Battle Star Collection at BattleStarCollection.com, including knives, blueprints and more. Prices start at $25.

Thumbs up for our volunteers painting inside the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA this week!
03/11/2022

Thumbs up for our volunteers painting inside the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA this week!

03/09/2022

Don't miss stories from the USS NORTH CAROLINA crew members in their own words! (Turn up your volume to listen to this clip.) Head toward the Engine Room on the public tour route and hear them all.

Get your tickets to a special seat to see the North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. fireworks!The festival ...
03/06/2022

Get your tickets to a special seat to see the North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. fireworks!

The festival has scheduled the fireworks for 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, the 81st birthday of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. On April 9, 1941, NORTH CAROLINA was commissioned into the U.S. Navy.

The Battleship invites the public to watch the fireworks from the deck of the Ship. Tickets are for sale online only: https://tickets.battleshipncfriends.org/Info.aspx?EventID=21 A limited number of tickets will be available.

Ticket holders should bring their own chairs and blankets. Food will be available for sale on site. The Battleship event will be canceled if the festival cancels the fireworks.

03/05/2022
COMING SOON: Get your tickets to a special seat to see the North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc.  fireworks...
03/02/2022

COMING SOON: Get your tickets to a special seat to see the North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc. fireworks!

The festival has scheduled the fireworks for 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, the 81st birthday of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. On April 9, 1941, NORTH CAROLINA was commissioned into the U.S. Navy.

The Battleship invites the public to watch the fireworks from the deck of the Ship. Tickets will go on sale this week and will be for sale online only -- Watch our social media or website for a link. A limited number of tickets will be available.

Ticket holders should bring their own chairs and blankets. Food will be available for sale on site. The Battleship event will be canceled if the festival cancels the fireworks.

02/23/2022

The NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources continues to celebrate 50 years of preserving North Carolina’s treasures! The USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship was decommissioned in 1947 after her participation in every major operation in the Pacific theater in World War II and after earning 15 battle stars. Now permanently moored in Wilmington on the Cape Fear River, the battleship is a memorial, historic site, and floating museum. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986. The U.S.S. North Carolina is one of 27 North Carolina Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. #DNCR50 #WeDoThatToo

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Happy Presidents' Day from Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!🇺🇸Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
02/21/2022

Happy Presidents' Day from Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

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Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring a piece of the Battleship to your own kitchen -- and at a special price!The 8-inch Battleship Teak Chef Knife from...
02/18/2022
8" Battleship Teak Chef Knife

Bring a piece of the Battleship to your own kitchen -- and at a special price!

The 8-inch Battleship Teak Chef Knife from the BattleStar Collection took the top prize in the Home & Garden category of the 2020 Made in NC Awards from Our State Magazine

The knife, crafted by Nicholas Nichols Knives in Leland with teak from the deck of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, is now available for a $100 savings, at $500.

Brand New Product! We are very excited to offering this award winning Chef knife by Nicholas Nichols! This knife won the "Best in the State" award in the Home & Garden category in the Our State magazine. This knife features a NitroV stainless steel blade and the handle is made with original Batt...

The restoration of the Marine Officers Stateroom is dedicated to the memory of Captain Todd M. Siebert USMC, who was kil...
02/16/2022

The restoration of the Marine Officers Stateroom is dedicated to the memory of Captain Todd M. Siebert USMC, who was killed in action in Iraq on 16 February 2007. Captain Siebert played a vital role in the restoration of the quarters as a member of the United States Marine Corps Historical Company.

Captain Todd M. Siebert 1972-2007

Happy Valentine's Day from the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to you!
02/15/2022

Happy Valentine's Day from the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to you!

Photos from USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship's post
02/14/2022

Photos from USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship's post

A recent donation is a letter from Phineas Beach, U.S.S. North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, March 2, 1863. "Dear Sir: I...
02/12/2022

A recent donation is a letter from Phineas Beach, U.S.S. North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, March 2, 1863.
"Dear Sir: I am to receive money on the 15th inst and shall then send you the $30 which I promised to do monthly hereafter. Resp Yours, Phineas Beach.

The Ship of the Line NORTH CAROLINA was a training ship for naval recruits in New York from 1840 to 1867 when she was sold for scrap. Learn more about the ships named NORTH CAROLINA in our Legacy Gallery on your next visit.

So the Battleship has a new look: She's gone a bit shorter on top!The top of the foremast has been successfully removed ...
02/10/2022

So the Battleship has a new look: She's gone a bit shorter on top!

The top of the foremast has been successfully removed for repairs, so the Battleship's silhouette is a little smaller than usual. As soon as they're ready, the missing sections of the mast will be returned and her old shape will be back!

📸Drone photos courtesy of Ted Powers

Museums Are Here, a site that focuses on museum professionals, news and trends, chatted recently with the Battleship exe...
02/08/2022
Terry Bragg, Battleship North Carolina - Museums Are Here

Museums Are Here, a site that focuses on museum professionals, news and trends, chatted recently with the Battleship executive director, Capt. Terry Bragg, for an overview of how the Battleship is facing the future.

Captain Terry Bragg assumed his position as the Executive Director of the Battleship North Carolina in March 2009. A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University before...

Photos from NC Stories of Service's post
02/04/2022

Photos from NC Stories of Service's post

Happy Groundhog Day!Shadow or no, here's to sunny skies on your visit to the Battleship 🤞
02/02/2022

Happy Groundhog Day!

Shadow or no, here's to sunny skies on your visit to the Battleship 🤞

While running errands stop by the Battleship Ship's Store and check out our new items. Not only do we have Battleship it...
02/01/2022

While running errands stop by the Battleship Ship's Store and check out our new items. Not only do we have Battleship items we also have military items, glassware, jewelry and much more! We also do phone orders if you cant stop by. Please Call 910-399-9163

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1 Battleship Rd
Wilmington, NC
28401

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

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Eighty years ago today... "December 7th, 1941... A date which will live in infamy." The attack threw the United States into war and united a country. Just as a historical note, the seaplane in the first picture is a "Kingfisher". You can see a plane like this today on display on the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship.
On December 7 at 10:15 am, virtually join our Education team, BEYOND The Exhibits, LIVE from the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship as they explore elements of daily life and combat that crews faced aboard the battleship during World War II! Register below. http://bit.ly/3qR3O
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Veterans Disability Attorney Andrea Smaxwell competed in her first 10k race, an event benefiting the historic USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship. Andrea was one of nearly 2,000 runners who competed in the The Parkway Subaru Battleship NC Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k, held Nov. 14 in downtown Wilmington. It was her first official race, and Andrea finished in 20th place out of 244 women competing and in 9th place among women runners in her age group. She also set a personal best record, shaving 8 minutes off her fastest time, finishing in just under 52 minutes. “I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the Sunday morning after Veterans Day than to show support and thanks to our service men and women, past and present, their families, and the community as a whole,” she said. “I am honored to be able to represent our veteran clients at DLG. They have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom.” Because of its affiliation with the Battleship memorial, a lot of military personnel and veterans participated in this particular race. “Without a doubt, the best part of the course was the people,” Andrea said. “There were veterans who were running with their service animals, and I can still hear the sound of the dog tags clanking. There were volunteers assisting disabled veterans to get through the course in jogging strollers. Their excitement and enthusiasm was infectious.” Andrea plans to compete in another race this weekend – the Wilmington Roadrunner’s Seaside Shuffle 5k at Wrightsville Beach. Andrea went to college at UNC-Wilmington and travels there often to visit her family. This weekend’s 5K benefits the Wilmington Roadrunners Scholarship Fund that awards college scholarships to high school seniors from the local area, including Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
Next weekend is the 2021 Parkway Subaru Battleship Half Marathon 10K and 5K Downtown Wilmington, NC produced by Without Limits and Go Time. We are very excited for 2000 runners to take on the Wilmington Streets and the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship. Registration is still open at www.battleshiphalfmarathon.com
EVENT: Save A Vet Now is a local non-profit that helps to raise awareness and prevent su***de among Veterans. Saturday November 6 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. local Veterans and artists will put their works of art up for auction. The event takes place on the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship.
Please join Coastal Horizons Center and Save A Vet Now tomorrow, Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship for an early Veterans Day Celebration. There you can bid on artwork with the proceeds going to provide Veterans with mental health, crisis intervention, and primary care services at Coastal Horizons. Thank you in advance for your support!
TRACKING TUCKER’S FLAG Last Flown: Camp Lejeune Current Location: In Transit Next Destination: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Total Miles Traveled: 4,438 12/07/2020 U.S. Capitol 4/19/2021 Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum 9/21/2021 Flight 93 National Memorial 10/1/2021 Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department 10/13/2021 Marine Forces Special Operations Command 10/20/2021 USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship 10/28/2021 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point 11/3/2021 Camp Lejeune
Robert Thayer Gunners Mate 1 USS North Carolina
Some group photos from the class minus a couple of students who had to leave early on the last day. Each year I’m amazed on how much knowledge these students bring to the table and their willingness to try new things and be pushed out of their comfort zone. It’s truly an honor to have been apart of this group. A special thanks to @missionbbq Pigeon Mountain Industries CMC Petzl USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship and ITRA for sponsoring this years program. We look forward to a continued working relationship. More photos from ACSRS21 to come soon.
My new podcast episode on the OS2U Kingfisher mentions the North Carolina several times! Search for "World of Warbirds" at: Spotify, Breaker, Google & Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic or wherever you get your podcasts.
We visited Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington with our two little grandsons. They loved the experience.