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USS North Carolina (BB-55)

Fast Battleship

USS North Carolina (BB-55)

Fast Battleship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The USS North Carolina earned 15 Battle Stars for her service in World War 2.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1941
SHIP CLASS: North Carolina-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (2): USS North Carolina (BB-55); USS Washington (BB-56)
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS North Carolina (BB-55) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2,340
LENGTH: 728.8 feet (222.14 meters)
BEAM: 108.3 feet (33.01 meters)
DRAUGHT: 33 feet (10.06 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 34,000 tons
PROPULSION: 8 x Boilers; 4 x General Electric steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 26 knots (30 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 17,380 nautical miles (20,000 miles; 32,187 kilometers)
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




MEDIA