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Near Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial

In Memoriam

 
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 5, 2011
1. In Memoriam Marker
Inscription. The U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial commemorates the heroic participation of the men and women of North Carolina in the prosecution and victory of the Second World War, and perpetuates the memory of the more than ten thousand North Carolinians who gave their lives in that war.
 
Erected by U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.187′ N, 77° 57.255′ W. Marker is near Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on U.S.S. North Carolina Road 0.4 miles east of Interstate 140, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The plaque is attached to the port side of the rear 16-in. gun turret near the ship's National Historic Landmark plaque (authorized January 14, 1986). Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS North Carolina (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beery's Shipyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Tryon (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington (approx.
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 5, 2011
2. In Memoriam Marker
The plaque can be seen on the rear gun turret just above the hinge for the anti-aircraft gun, behind the black canister and to the left of the yellow tour sign.
0.4 miles away); Cape Fear Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Benjamin Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Hooper (approx. half a mile away); Thomas F. Wood (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. The USS North Carolina. When the keel of NORTH CAROLINA was laid in October of 1937, she was the first battleship to be constructed in sixteen years. She became the first of ten fast battleships to join the American fleet in World War II. NORTH CAROLINA (BB 55) and her sister ship, WASHINGTON (BB 56), comprised the NORTH CAROLINA Class. (Submitted on January 12, 2011.) 

2. U.S. Navy Photo Archives. Additional information and photos of the USS North Carolina. (Submitted on January 12, 2011.) 

3. The USS North Carolina. History, information and photos of the 2nd USS North Carolina of which the bell in Photo #3 is shown. (Submitted on January 12, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Navy; BB-55; "The Showboat"
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
In Memoriam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 5, 2011
3. In Memoriam Marker
Sitting just in front of the rear gun turret that holds the veteran marker is the bell from an earlier ship also named the U.S.S. North Carolina.
U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial image. Click for full size.
Ken Thomas (Wikipedia), 2006
4. U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,881 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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