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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Power Plant Tour

March 17, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

USS North Carolina

Calling all Navy engineering enthusiasts! Join the Battleship North Carolina on March 17, 2012 from Noon until 5:30 pm for an in-depth program on the Battleship’s power plant. Learn in detail about the ship’s eight Babcock & Wilcox boilers, four sets of General Electric turbines and reduction gears, steam and diesel powered service turbo generators, along with electrical distribution, water distillation, and steering mechanisms. The program features classroom presentations and behind-the-scenes tour of engineering spaces. Discover what it took to propel a 36,000 ton heavily armored battlewagon bristling with massive firepower and 2,300 fighting men across the Pacific.

The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and is limited to 40 participants. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera! Registration and payment are due by Thursday, March 15, 2012. Event is $50/$40 for Friends of the Battleship or active military. Call 910-251-5797 for reservations.

Interested in more details of the magnificent World War II vessel or did you miss one of our Life Long Learning programs this year? The Battleship will offer Hidden Battleship Tours, Firepower tour and Power Plant again in 2013.  These hands on programs give access to un-restored areas not open to the public and provide details about the ship’s armament as well as her movement.  For more information on these programs or to learn more about the new Professional Military Education Program (PME) please call 910-251-5797.

The Battleship North Carolina is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow them on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information.


March 17, 2012
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Battleship North Carolina
Wilmington, NC United States + Google Map


Battleship North Carolina