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.

Liberty World Wide

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Liberty in New York “Being in New York City was just great at that time. We could ride the subway from Sand Street to Manhattan for about ten cents. We could always get free tickets from the YMCA for the shows in NYC. We saw most of the big bands during that time – Glenn read more…

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…