Wednesday, May 11, 2016

USS North Carolina Systems Program This Saturday

From the May 8, 2016, Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus "Battleship North Carolina will have systems program."

A program will be held at the Battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington, NC, this Saturday, May 14 from 1 to 4 p.m..  It is titles "Showboat-- Systems and Design."  The "Showboat" was the warship's nickname.

As the first of ten fast battleships to enter service in the U.S. navy at the outbreak of World War II, the USS North Carolina paved the way for those battleships that followed.

Hampered by post-World War I  restrictions, naval architects managed to weave the various ship systems together into an efficient naval weapons system.

Retired USAF Lt.Col. Ken Rittenmeyer will explain the various shipboard systems of armor, fuel, propulsion, electrical, etc. that make the North Carolina an effective warship and how they are skillfully incorporated into the ship.

There will also be a two-hour tour of tye ship.  Cost is $40 and pre-registration is required.

The USS North Carolina Is My All-Time Favorite Warship and I'd Sure Like to Go to This.  --GreGen

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