USS North Carolina
Aft guns.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Vought OS2U Kingfisher float plane one the North Carolina. The aircraft was used for reconnaissance and observation.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
A 3/4 view of the Kingfisher.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
The Kingfisher seen from the other side shows the floats quite well.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Anti-aircraft guns.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
A coast guard ship near the North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Ship's Bell, from an older ship called the North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
The story of the bell.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Superstructure of the USS North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Assorted guns on the USS North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
A close-up view of the huge guns.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
A smaller gun aboard the USS North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Deck view mid-ship.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Smaller turreted gun. It got hot inside the turrets.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
View from the bridge forward.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
The town of Wilmington, North Carolina, as seen from the USS North Carolina. Your grandparents visited the battleship on their way home from Myrtle Beach in 2011.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Grandpa Roy has absolutely what purpose this contraption served aboard the North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Oh, it's a gun!
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
View inside the turret of the big guns.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Smaller turreted guns on the North Carolina. All these guns were used for protection. The big guns were used for destroying targets many miles away.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Aft end, port (left) side with view of small anti-aircraft guns and the Kingfisher.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Gun turret.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Superstructure: Antennas, radar, lights and signal flags.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
The plaque is self-explanatory.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
The USS North Carolina battleship has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It is permanently moored on the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
To the left further behind the Kingfisher can be seen the crane that would place the aircraft into the water and retrieve it from there.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
Size of explosive shell that would be loaded into the huge guns.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
The forward main guns.
USS North Carolina
USS North Carolina
One of the smoke stacks on the North Carolina.
USS North Carolina