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USS North Carolina (BB-55)

Fast Battleship

USS North Carolina (BB-55)

Fast Battleship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
IMAGES
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
STATUS: Decommissioned, Preserved
SHIP CLASS: North Carolina-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (2): USS North Carolina (BB-55); USS Washington (BB-56)
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OPERATORS: United States
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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 / COMPLEMENT: 2,340
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PROPULSION: 8 x Boilers; 4 x General Electric steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
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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
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