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.

Thanksgiving

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November 1943, Recovery of the Gilbert Islands “For the first time we were conscious of a formidable enemy.” “Tomorrow this task force will be well within air range of the Marshall Islands and air attack can be expected at any time until the operation is completed. Everyone must be extremely careful not to shoot at read more…

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…