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.

Christmas Part II

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15:15 Rehearsal for Christmas Carolers in the W.O. Mess Plan of the Day, December 23, 1944 Received 200 bags of mail and packages on December 24, 1944. Christmas day 1944 “got some more mail on board and the band sang Christmas carols over the loud speaker it sure was nice.” Jack Westphal Christmas of 1944 read more…

Christmas Part I

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To start the day off right, reveille sounded and before we managed to get the sleep out of our eyes, Christmas carol music came over the loud speaker system, and it certainly made us all feel good deep inside. Then a pleasant voice announced that there would be no working parties that day, and that read more…

Thanksgiving

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November 1943, Recovery of the Gilbert Islands “For the first time we were conscious of a formidable enemy.” “Tomorrow this task force will be well within air range of the Marshall Islands and air attack can be expected at any time until the operation is completed. Everyone must be extremely careful not to shoot at read more…