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USS North Carolina (BB-55)


Fast Battleship (1941)


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



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Specifications



Service Year
1941

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
DECOMMISSIONED
Preserved.
Complement
2,340
PERSONNEL


Class
North Carolina-class
Number-in-Class
2
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.


Length
728.8 ft
222.14 m
Beam
108.3 ft
33.01 m
Draught
33.0 ft
10.06 m
Displacement
34,000
tons


Installed Power: 8 x Boilers; 4 x General Electric steam turbines driving 4 x shafts.
Surface Speed
26.0 kts
(29.9 mph)
Range
17,380 nm
(20,000 mi | 32,187 km)


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


Supported Types


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(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
3 x Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes


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