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During 1941, the USS North Carolina underwent shakedown cruises. Due to frequent visits to Brooklyn Harbor, the ship earned the nickname "The Showboat"--and lived up to the name by serving in every major naval offensive in the Pacific, earning 15 battle stars.

The USS North Carolina serves as a memorial to the 10,000 North Carolinians of all military services who died in World War II.

A 2-hour self-guided tour includes visits to the bridge, the galley, sick bay, gun turrets and plotting, radio and engine rooms. A museum displays World War II artifacts and photographs.

Location: Cape Fear River, Wilmington North Carolina Telephone 910-251-5797

Other History nearby:
(Wilmington) Battleship North Carolina
(Wilmington) Cape Fear Museum
(Kure Beach) Fort Fisher State Historic Site
(Myrtle Beach) Hobcaw Barony Visitors Center
(Kure Beach) North Carolina Military History Museum
(Wilmington) Oakdale Cemetery

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