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USS North Carolina (BB-55)

Fast Battleship

OVERVIEW
HISTORY
SPECIFICATIONS
COMPLEMENT
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
Overview



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




Specifications

YEAR: 1941
STATUS: Decommissioned, Preserved
OPERATOR(S): United States
CREW/COMPLEMENT: 2,340
LENGTH: 728.8 ft (222.14 m)
BEAM: 108.3 ft (33.01 m)
DRAUGHT: 33 ft (10.06 m)
DISPLACEMENT: 34,000 tons
CREW/COMPLEMENT: 2,340
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PROPULSION: 8 x Boilers; 4 x General Electric steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
SPEED: 26 kts (30 mph)
RANGE: 17,380 nm (20,000 miles; 32,187 km)
SHIP CLASS: North Carolina-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (2): USS North Carolina (BB-55); USS Washington (BB-56)
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Armament



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
Air Wing



3 x Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes




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