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.


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“The suicide attack represents by far the most difficult antiaircraft problem yet faced by the fleet. Expert aviation opinion agrees that an unhindered and undamaged plane has virtually a 100% chance of crashing a ship of any size regardless of her evasive action.” Antiaircraft Action Summary, April 1945 “These kamikaze tactics started while we were read more…

Torpedo Strike

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“September 14, 1942: They passed the word last night that we would have early G.Q. than ordinary. So this morning all hands up ravin for action, but so far nothing has happened. September 15, 1942: If I ever put in another day quite like today I shall put in a chit for the Recruiting Station read more…

War’s End Approaching

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“July 7 and 8, 1945 – We join the fleet! Up early this morning-go topside on deck to view a breath-taking panorama; around us, as far as the naked eye can see are some 50 warships….Word is flying about that we’re heading up to Japan for a mess of air strikes and bombardments. Wonder what read more…