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USS North Carolina (BB-55)


Fast Battleship


The USS North Carolina earned 15 Battle Stars for her service in World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 5/2/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1941
Status: Decommissioned, Preserved
Ships-in-Class: 2
Named Ships: USS North Carolina (BB-55); USS Washington (BB-56)
Complement: 2340
Length: 728.8 ft (222.14 m)
Width: 108.3 ft (33.01 m)
Height: 33 ft (10.06 m)
Displacement (Surface): 34,000 tons
Propulsion: 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)
Operators: United States




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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