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Battleship 101 and Legacy Series: Armored Cruiser NORTH CAROLINA and the Great War
June 9, 2012
Battleship 101 and 2nd Saturdays Programs
8:00 am – 4:00pm (Legacy)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (101)
Battleship 101 visitors engage with ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship as they create dialogue on specific subjects relative to daily shipboard life including gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley and engineering areas. A unique opportunity to talk one on one of what life was like aboard a WWII Battleship in the time of combat.
This June begins the Battleship’s new Legacy Series as part of the 2nd Saturday programs. During WWI the ACR-12 was assigned to the Cruiser and Transport Force and began escorting troop ships across the Atlantic in July 1917. She made nine round trips covering 60,000 miles and escorting 61 troop ships safely to the French coast. When the war ended in November 1918, the ACR-12 brought the troops home. The ship made six transport voyages and brought nearly 9,000 soldiers home.
Other parts in this summer series include Under the Sea with Submarine North Carolina and The Blue and Gray North Carolinas. All events are free with Battleship admission.
Learn more about the Battleship North Carolina here: www.battleshipnc.com