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  USS North Carolina BB-55
North Carolina-class Battleship

34,005 tons
728' 8" x 108' 3" x 33"
9 x 16" 45 cal mk6 guns
20 x 5" 38 cal DP guns
16 x 1.1" 75 cal AA gun
15x4 quad 40mm
48 x 20mm cannons

Ship History
Built by New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY. Laid down October 27, 1937. Launched June 13, 1940. Launched June 13, 1940 sponsored by Miss Isabel Hoey, daughter of Clyde R. Hoey, Governor of North Carolina. Commissioned April 9, 1941 with Captain Olaf M. Hustvedt in command.


USS North Carolina is displayed at USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial in Wilmington, NC.

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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