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USS North Carolina (BB-55)

United States (1941)
Picture of USS North Carolina (BB-55) Fast Battleship
Picture of USS North Carolina (BB-55) Fast Battleship

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


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National Origin: United States
Service Year / Commissioned: 1941
Classification Type: Fast Battleship
Ship Class: North Carolina-class
Number-in-Class: 2
Global Operators:
United States
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Operating Weights:

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2,340

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Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
728.8 ft


Meters
222.14 m


Dimension
BEAM


Feet
108.3 ft


Meters
33.01 m


Dimension
DRAUGHT


Feet
33 ft


Meters
10.06 m


Displacement
SURFACE


Tons
34,000 t

Installed Power / Machinery - Standard Day Performance:
8 x Boilers; 4 x General Electric steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.

Performance
SPEED


Knots
26 kts


Miles-per-Hour
30 mph


Performance
RANGE


Nautical Miles
17,380 nm


Miles
20,000 mi


Miles
32,187 km

Armament / Air Wing:

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

Aircraft:
3 x Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes
Ships-in-Class (2):

USS North Carolina (BB-55); USS Washington (BB-56)
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