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NORTH CAROLINA (BB 55)
BATTLESHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: BB 55 UIC: 03055
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 08/28/1961 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard New York
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/24/1937 Commission Date: 04/09/1941
Keel Date: 10/27/1937 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/13/1940 Decommission Date: 06/27/1947
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 21.2 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
6.0
Delivery Date: 07/31/1941 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 20.1 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 06/01/1960
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 729 ft Waterline Length: 715 ft
Extreme Beam: 108 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 36 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 35000 tons Full Displacement: 46770 tons
Dead Weight: 11770 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 4
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 144
Enlisted: 2195
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: NORTH CAROLINA IS LOCATED AT THE USS NORTH CAROLINA BATTLESHIP COMMISSION, WILMINGTON, NC. SHE IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, REF. NO. 81000424 AND DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK ON 1/14/1986.
Last Updated: 07/19/2002
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