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.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

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Happy Birthday, Marines! This week marks the 239th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps “Marines of are citizens of every state. Within the ranks of the Corps are upstanding, ambitious young Americans who have come from every section of sturdy pioneers who developed an untamed wilderness into one of the leading nations of the earth. read more…

Damage Control

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“First, what is Damage Control? Damage Control consists of the methods used to preserve stability, watertight integrity, buoyancy and maneuverability, to control list and trim, to effect rapid repairs to material and damage, to provide protection from fire and chemical agents and facilitate care of the wounded. Watertight integrity, one of more important factors in read more…

The Big Guns

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“[The bombardment of] Iwo Jima is where I found out that you were not supposed to open a door on the firing side the same time a 16-inch gun was fired. The door opened outward and I was about half way out and was knocked back in by the door being slammed shut by the read more…