Today is the 80th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship North Carolina. Below is an interview our Friends of the Battleship North Carolina board member, Ron Henderson RADM (Ret) recently did with WRAL TV. Happy 80th to the Showboat.
V.I.P Guided Tours are back. Beginning April 3 the Friends will begin doing daily guided tours. Tours will be daily at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM These are paid tours and are led by trained tour guides. Tickets can be purchased online or in person. (admission included if booked online)
Show your support for the Friends of the Battleship North Carolina. Shop online at our "Official" Battleship Teamwear Store. Proceeds of all sales go to support the Friends of the Battleship North Carolina.
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The "Meet the Showboat" series is a great way to interact with the Battleship from the comfort of your own home. Be sure to look at all of the topics that are available--there is something for everyone!
Battleship volunteers RDML Ron Henderson, USN, Retired, LtCol John Munn USMC, Retired, CDR Charles Gore USN, Retired, LCDR Mike Bowers, USN, Retired, and Alex Dydula invite you to join them in an opportunity to "Zoom In" with an expert on Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Each virtual program lasts 30-45 minutes followed by time to engage with the presenter. The programs are free but online registration is required as limited space is available. https://tickets.battleshipncfriends.org/Info.aspx?EventID=18
In 2020, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA received a NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, www.nchumanities.org. Funding for NC CARES has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
A profile view of BB-55 showing the spaces that are open on the standard tour route but also ones that are open for special tours. Also, note where the torpedo strike was that ripped a 38ft x 18ft hole in the ship during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
FRIENDS OF THE BATTLESHIP
Consider a Friends membership and be an official part of the most decorated World War II battleship. Memberships start at $15. Details: https://battleshipncfriends.com
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A History of the Showboat
Download the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA app from Google Play or the App Store to enrich your visit to the Battleship or to learn more at home.