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.

Bake Shop

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“Baking is a definite profession. The expert baker is a skilled craftsman. The baker, to succeed, must take pride in his profession and become a master of the science of baking. Bakers should learn to so blend the ingredients for bakery products that they can point with pride to the finished article. The baker should read more…

Save The Ship

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Save the Ship Campaign, 1961 “You and your committee are doing a wonderful thing in preparing a permanent memorial with the NORTH CAROLINA. Too often, I feel, our people forget very quickly the sacrifices our predecessors made in order that we may continue to enjoy the privileges of being free Americans. The responsibilities of citizenship read more…

Secondary Battery: the Five-Inch Guns

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“…This ship is setting records left and right and I am mighty proud to be on it. I wish I could tell you all what these 5 inch guns can do (and did do), but it is a great secret…” Ralph Swift, Seaman 1/c, in a letter home, 10/18/1941 “I was in the upper handling read more…