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 will launch Sea Stories, a new blog that will bring 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.

Divine Services

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“When the ship was commissioned, we only had one chaplain, Captain Albert, a Protestant. Later on after the war started, we had two chaplains, one Protestant and one Catholic. The chaplain’s office was located inside the library and the library’s head (bathroom) served double duty as the confessional for Catholics. When we had a Catholic read more…

Anniversary of Commission

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We Celebrate A Birthday “The good ship USS North Carolina celebrated her first birthday anniversary in a most enjoyable manner with a big party on 9 April 1942. The day dawned bright and fair, with sufficient snap in the air to add zest to the Field Day events, which got underway promptly at 1000. It read more…

Mail Call

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Good news! “First class letter mail sent by members of the U.S. Military or Naval forces on active duty shall be transmitted free of postage anywhere in the U.S. mail service. This includes ordinary letters and post cards, but excludes air mail and packages or parcels. Inscribe letters thus: upper left corner – “John Doe, read more…