It's All About The Crew

At one point during World War II there were over 2,300 men aboard. Each crew member has a story to tell. In 2013, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA launched Sea Stories to bring a better understanding of what it was like to live on a City at Sea. From comedic entertainment to dishearten of losing a fellow sailor, the archives are being opened to help share their story.

Battleship’s Doctors

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The NORTH CAROLINA’s Sick Bay had a staff of 39. There were four doctors, three dentists, and one pharmacist who were officers. The enlisted were Pharmacist’s Mates and Hospital Apprentices. “There was a sailor in my division who kept trying to get out by psychological discharge. One day he crawled into the medical officer’s office read more…

Friendly Fire

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“Friendly” Shell Hit on NORTH CAROLINA April 6, 1945 Friendly Fire Hit The Battleship along with three large aircraft carriers, two light carriers, three battleships, four light cruisers and 12 destroyers were fighting off the coast of Okinawa. During the day an estimated 182 Japanese kamikazes in 22 groups attacked the allied ships. Just after read more…

Battleship’s Navigators

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“It was a really unique experience because when we first got out there our charts were so inefficient and so out of date that we would be ordered to go to a certain place and have a hard time finding it on a chart. The first one that I can remember was when we were read more…