Friday, April 27, 2018

Experience the USS North Carolina and World War II

From the April 17, 2018, My  "Experience World War II history aboard Battleship North Carolina" by Kristyn Winch.

The USS North Carolina was built in the New York Navy Yard in 1937.  It had a seven year service in the U.S. Navy and received 15 Battle Stars, the highest decorated battleship in the war.  It was at Iwo Jima.

Children in North Carolina donated nickels and dimes to bring the ship to Wilmington after it was found that the Navy was going to scrap the ship.

It is open 8 to 5 every day and from 8 to 8 Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Some 300,000 visitors board the museum ship every year.


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