Near Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial
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. Touch 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. 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). Touch for a list and map 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 II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,933 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. 4. submitted on May 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.