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Power Plant Tour on the Battleship North Carolina
March 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Calling all Navy engineering enthusiasts! Join the Battleship North Carolina 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. North Carolina naval steam engine expert Gene Oakley demonstrates his working models of historic naval steam engines to place the Battleship’s engines in perspective. 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 14, 2012. Event is $65/$60 for Friends of the Battleship or active military. Call 910-251-5797 for reservations. $65 per person. $60 for Friends members or active military.
Learn more online at www.battleshipnc.com/