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USS North Carolina (BB-55)


Fast Battleship


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The USS North Carolina earned 15 Battle Stars for her service in World War 2.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 5/2/2019 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1941
Status
Decommissioned, Preserved
Complement
2,340 Personnel
Ship Class [ North Carolina-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 2 ] Ship Names: USS North Carolina (BB-55); USS Washington (BB-56)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
728.8 ft (222.14 m)
Width / Beam:
108.3 ft (33.01 m)
Height / Draught:
33 ft (10.06 m)
Displacement (Surface):
34,000 tons
8 x Boilers; 4 x General Electric steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
Speed (Surface):
26 kts (30 mph)
Range:
17,380 nm (20,000 miles; 32,187 km)
9 x 16-inch (410mm) /45 caliber Mark 6 main guns
20 x 5" (130mm) /38 caliber DP guns
16 x 1.1" (28mm) anti-aircraft cannons
3 x Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes

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