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Guest Log Book

Thank you for visiting the Battleship North Carolina online! We would appreciate it if you would Add to this guest log book we are keeping.



Good Web page! I am a Naval History buff! Thanks!
Howard Turner <hjturner@hotmail.com>
Fort Worth, Tx USA - Mon, Sep 14 at 07:44:08 PM


 

My Dad served on the ship from Aug. 1941 to Oct. 1945 as head of the ships laundry. We have visited the ship many times and Dad has donated a lot of pics to the memorial. His name is Wallace Adkins and is now living in Ohio.
marlene samples <inkjammer@webtv.com>
roanoke, va USA - Sun, Sep 13 at 01:43:29 PM


 

Served on USS Long Beach cgn-9. Would like to see your
battle Ship. Wish Navy could have saved mine

Ralph G. Brandt <RBcgn9@aol.com>
Wheeling, Ill USA - Sun, Sep 13 at 01:04:41 PM


 

I did not find A LIST OF WEAPONS, i.e. 9-16"/45/20 5"/38/x#40mm DUAL and/or Quad/ X# 20MM. etc.
James R. Higgins <Isobel1211@aol.com>
Huron, OH USA - Sat, Sep 12 at 05:11:37 PM


 

On Tuesday, September 8, 1998, during our vacation, we stopped to tour the USS North Carolina - it was breathtaking and humongous. While we were still on the ship, an electrical storm came, with lots of rain and wind, but, being inside, we never really heard the storm. The ship is amazing. We hope to tour again - the history of the ship is truly astounding.

Audie & Sue McKenzie <lifesabeach@digitalexp.com>
Altha, FL USA - Fri, Sep 11 at 06:31:42 PM


 

I have been going there since I was a kid and we had to use flashlights.
wm
w-s, nc USA - Fri, Sep 11 at 04:54:37 PM


 

The Battleship is a great placfe to go to learn more about WWII naval history. I also enjoyed the new exibits added this summer.
Peter Jorgensen <lilpete@atsea.com>
Jamestown, NC USA - Tue, Sep 08 at 09:25:30 PM


 

I've lived in NC all my life and had never visited the battleship. I really enjoyed it! I am a big history buff and the battleship tour really brings it more to life.
Jason Modlin <jmodlin@exchange.moc.edu>
Mt. Olive, NC USA - Tue, Sep 08 at 11:02:32 AM


 

I thought it was interesting to see a ship so big and so powerful like the guns and city aboard.
James fletcher/Anna Morris
Seymour, IN USA - Mon, Sep 07 at 11:03:18 PM


 

Looking for WWII Marines that might have spent time on the Showboat. Please contact me at: JDTHOR@snet.net.

Enjoyed the tour last month. Have lots of questions though!

JD Thornton
USA - Sun, Sep 06 at 01:32:35 PM


 

im going to visit the ship in two weeks (sep.18,29)98,cant wait to see her!!!!
scott wiggins <triple7@dnet.net>
bryson, nc USA - Sun, Sep 06 at 12:45:13 PM


 

My family and visited the ship while on vacation at Myrtle Beach. It was a wonderful experience and it gave us an even higher degree of appreciation of the men who served in order to protect our country.
Shawn Edwards <sentn@aol.com>
Jonesborough, TN USA - Tue, Sep 01 at 08:33:40 PM


 

We have visited a couple of times and each time we enjoy it more.The first time we was there we saw the light and sound show you had it was wonderful.Thanks for keeping the ship and the people who memories alive.
Jeffery Scott <scottj@carolinaconn.com>
Canton, NC USA - Tue, Sep 01 at 10:37:23 AM


 

I have visited the ship several times and find it better with each visit.

Al Perdue
Roanoke, VA USA - Mon, Aug 31 at 11:24:15 AM


 

visited on our way to myrtle beach,had a great time!
barry harvey <harv@cvzoom.net>
connellsville, pa USA - Sun, Aug 30 at 07:37:04 PM


 

I visited this summer. I was amazed at the technology during the period that it was built. Hope to come back and visit again soon!
Jerry Willis <Jeana13@yahoo.com>
VA USA - Sun, Aug 30 at 02:27:49 PM


 

I caught a glimpse of the ship on the weather channel. I hope all is well after Bonnie's visit to the area. I will make visit # 4 during the Memorial Day Weekend of 1999. I also hope that Charlie made out OK, also.
Bob Lane <RLane63772@AOL.COM>
Fairfax, Va USA - Sat, Aug 29 at 09:26:35 PM


 

I visited the USS North Carolina back in 1980. Even though there were a lot of people on board, there was an eery quiet. Since my Dad was a WWII electrician at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, he often told us of the big ships he had worked on. This visit certainly put it all in perspective! Now I have a 10 year old daughter that I look forward to see the USS North Carolina. I hope there was no damage inflicted recently upon her due to Hurricane Bonnie.
Robin Rudd <nurse94@wpmedia.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Sat, Aug 29 at 08:58:38 PM


 

Great web site.I spent a few years in the Navy myself.Mostly
dry land sailor.Navy Corpsman to be exact.Hope to get to
Wilmington shortly for a real looksee.
Thanks for the tour
Erick

Erick Lagerberg <lagy@snet.net>
Danielson, CT USA - Fri, Aug 28 at 09:31:40 PM


 

Nice webb site...Served aboard the USS Arnold J Isbell DD 869
Alton Anderson <Alton007@aol>
Florence, Ky USA - Fri, Aug 28 at 12:39:04 PM


 

Great is all I have to say
Michael Tevebaugh <prodigy690@aol.com>
charlottleq, nc USA - Thu, Aug 27 at 09:16:13 PM


 

I saw your ship in july and really enjoyed learning what it was like on a battleship.
James Fletcher <Bmorris>
Seymour, in USA - Wed, Aug 26 at 05:55:21 PM


 

A GOOD FRIEND AND I VISITED THE SHOWBOAT. WE WERE BOTH VERY IMPRESSED. 14 YEARS AGO I TOOK MY WIFE. THIS YEAR I TOOK MY 8 YEAR OLD SON. I HOPE SHE IS THERE FOR HIS SON.
B. TAYLOR <WCT1963@AOL.COM>
CLEVELAND, OH USA - Wed, Aug 26 at 04:40:53 PM


 

Excellent site. I visited the "Showboat" along time ago as a kid, it brought back so many memories I plan to take my next vacation their.
Craig Pierce <SPS812MSS@aol.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Sun, Aug 23 at 04:31:39 PM


 

Very interesting and informative pages!!

URL http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~aorban/

Alex & Kay Orban <aorban@ccco.net>
Woodridge, MB CANADA - Sun, Aug 23 at 02:55:58 PM


 

Very interesting and informative pages!!

URL http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~aorban/

Alex & Kay Orban <aorban@ccco.net>
Woodridge, MB CANADA - Sun, Aug 23 at 02:55:26 PM


 

Very interesting and informative pages!!
Alex & Kay Orban <aorban@ccco.net>
Woodridge, MB CANADA - Sun, Aug 23 at 02:53:25 PM


 

Great to be back.
I wisited the showboat in the summer 1997 and it was a great time i had at that ship, i almost feel the winds of some old ww2 strugles there.
I was myself working in the swedish navy for 9 years and i am very interested in warships from ww2 so this was realy great to se this ship again.

Lars-Ingvar Elofsson <lars.ingvar.elofsson@swipnet.se>
Kristianstad, sweden - Fri, Aug 21 at 05:09:29 PM


 

Great site!
Fran Farrell <buffalohibernia@msn.com>
Moreno Valley, CA USA - Thu, Aug 20 at 02:09:42 PM


 

GREAT JOB ON THE WEB SITE! I HAVE LEARNED A LOT OF NEW INTERESTING INFORMATION ON THE USS NORTH CAROLINA.
ADAM PILGREEN <JHor352870@aol.com>
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA USA - Wed, Aug 19 at 11:35:00 PM


 

My girlfriend's grandfather, John Amaczi served on the North Carolina for I believe 3 or 4 years as an electrician. I'm proud to know him and see the pride in his face when he speaks about serving aboard this ship. I hope to have him give me a personal tour sometime in the near future. Can't wait!
Ron Bertot <molin@aol.com>
Elizabeth, Nj USA - Wed, Aug 19 at 06:11:57 PM


 

Web page outstanding. Looking forward to our SEPT 98 visit to the Tar H
eel state and the USS NorthCarolina.

Kirk Klinger <KKlinger12@AOL>
UpperDarby, PA USA - Tue, Aug 18 at 09:00:17 PM


 

I visited the USS North Carolina back around 1990 and will
always remember it as the first battleship I ever boaded. I
was stationed at Camp Lejeune at the time and I had to jump
at the chance to make a childhood dream come true. I used to
imagine walking aboard my model battleships because I had n-
ever actually seen one in person. I thank you for that.

Robert Hendrickson <hmanbob@dedot.com>
greenfield, ca USA - Sun, Aug 16 at 02:44:04 AM


 

This is a TEST!!!
Shaun Kilgariff <shaun@city-info.com>
raleigh, NC USA - Sun, Aug 16 at 01:12:53 AM


 

I Will be in your neck of the woods around, Sept10th.
Looking forward to a visit.



Edward Comiskey <edwardcomiskey@webtv.net>
Clark, NJ USA - Fri, Aug 14 at 04:28:07 PM


 

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lemon, ds <vidlemon@canada.com>
wilmington, nc USA - Fri, Aug 14 at 09:48:12 AM


 

Great looking page...great info!
Jennifer Mackey <ledgerjem1@aol.com>
Winter Haven, FL USA - Thu, Aug 13 at 10:58:02 AM


 

The family had a visit last year that was very intersting and informative! We all had a wonderful time and soon to return again to bring other family members to visit again this year look for us between 08-15-98 to 08-21-98 See you soon Nick Zack Ann
Nick Brady <ndb598@libcom.com>
Pittsburgh, Pa USA - Wed, Aug 12 at 08:33:27 PM


 

I visited the wonderful Battleship North Carolina (bb55) two times and I hope to visit it again soon.
Daniel Wrobel <tonywr@earthlink.net>
Wilson, NC USA - Wed, Aug 12 at 05:16:08 PM


 

my wife and I visited this great ship in 1996 I was in the navy myself , and still to this day the battle ship is the most beautiful ship designed.We plan another trip soon.
william geroski
USA - Tue, Aug 11 at 01:53:06 AM


 

I have visited the ship three times and I am very impressed
with its restoration. My late brother in law served aboard
the South Dakota in WWII.

Jack Sands
Waldorf, MD USA - Mon, Aug 10 at 11:02:39 PM


 

I took my family to see the ship 8/1/98 while returning home from Washington DC. We had a great time and it was definitely worth the price of admission. Keep up the good work!
Mark Pippin <mpippin@harris.com>
W. Melbourne, FL USA - Mon, Aug 10 at 12:09:16 PM


 

I am the granddaughter of Capt. Olaf M. Hustvedt. I visited the USS North Carolina when I was a young girl. My husband and I are considering moving to the Wilmington area, and if so, we will come by to visit again.
Virginia Hustvedt Olivier <gingin523@yahoo.com>
Annapolis, MMMd USA - Mon, Aug 10 at 10:54:46 AM


 

THE BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL SHIP. I HAVE BEEN THERE MYSELF AND HOPE TO GO AGAIN.
Jake <ARMYMOUSE@AOL.COM>
FT.BRAGG, NC USA - Mon, Aug 10 at 10:21:35 AM


 

I really enjoyed my visit aboard the USS North Carolina and
I learned a lot about It's role and how it helped us in the war.
I plan on coming back and going on board the ship again so
I don't miss anything that I might of missed the last time
abord. I think you guys are doing a wonderful job displaying the
ship to the public and keep up the good work.
Joey

Joey <jhharrell@hotmail.com>
Edenton, NC USA - Mon, Aug 10 at 12:08:56 AM


 

Enjoyed seeing information about my father's wonderful ship. He was very proud to have served aboard her. We lost my father (Philip G. Laufle in February 1998) to cancer at the age of 72. I wish I would have kept a journal when my father would speak of the unique U.S.S. North Carolina.
Mary Laufle Barcinas <paumar10@bellsouth.net>
Homestead, FL USA - Sun, Aug 09 at 10:14:54 PM


 

COOL WEBSITE. MY HUSBAND, MARK, AND I PLAN ON VISITING THE NC BATTLESHIP IN SEPTEMBER OF 1998. MARK HAS NEVER VISITED WILMINGTON AND I WANT TO INTRODUCE HIM TO AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF NC HISTORY.
EMILY DUBOIS <EDUBBIE@AOL.COM>
DURHAM, NC USA - Sun, Aug 09 at 11:33:12 AM


 

our family hopes to visit the ship on our trip to myrtle beach, sc. we hope the fund raising effort is a success
ken johnson <kmj2413@primeline.com>
canton, nc USA - Wed, Aug 05 at 10:27:37 PM


 

We will stop by and visit her on our way back from the Mouse House
this fall come h*ll or high water.

Benoit Cliche <sue.bibeault@sympatico.ca>
Montreal, PQ Canada - Wed, Aug 05 at 01:23:11 PM


 

When I was a boy, during WW 2, my father managed to obtain a model of this beautiful ship which had been made by naval personnel at HMCS PROVOST, a "LANDLOCKED SHIP" naval base here in London. It was over 7 feet long and complete in every detail, right down to the liferafts. I had that model for many years until it eventually fell apart from old age as it was only made of thick cardstock. I think of that model every time I see ant documentarys on tv about this wonderful ship. Sure wish I had that model now so I could show it to my kids and grandkids. Love to read about the United Staes Navy.Hope to visit and see her in person someday.
Mel Peacock <soarin@execulink.com>
LONDON, ONTARIO CANADA - Wed, Aug 05 at 12:31:09 AM


 

I am 15 years old and very interested in naval ships and I want to go to the royal dutch navy......
Stefan Huijsdens <www.unkown....................................................>
Alphen A/D Rijn, ZH Netherlands - Tue, Aug 04 at 10:38:36 AM


 

My husband and I visited the USS North Carolina a few years ago. There was a movie starring Kris Kristoferson being filmed on board so some of the areas were off limits. However, we enjoyed the tour as I am so interested in WW11-Pacific Campaign especially. We also enjoyed watching the movie when it came on TV.
My father Frank William Marsh was on the USS Yorktown CV-5 from her time in the Atlantic until she was sunk at the Battle at Midway.
My utmost respect and gratitude go to my father and all the other brave men who sacrificed so much when our country was so brutally and without warning attacked Dec. 7, 1941.
I want my children and grandchildren to know how valiant the men and women of WW11 were. Our freedom is the legacy handed down by these courageous heros.

Cathy Munro <CMunro1992@aol.com>
USA - Tue, Aug 04 at 02:31:03 AM


 

My wife and sister recently visited the North Carolina
and returned with four books and pic's - they were very
impressed with the restoration and operation of the facility
I intend to visit the site next week. Keep up the good work!

Richard Schmitter <w008364@airmail.net>
Keller, Tx USA - Sun, Aug 02 at 03:48:59 PM


 

My wife and sister recently visited the North Carolina
and returned with four books and pic's - they were very
impressed with the restoration and operation of the facility
I intend to visit the site next week. Keep up the good work!

Richard Schmitter <w008364@airmail.net>
Keller, Tx USA - Sun, Aug 02 at 03:44:06 PM


 

We are working to bring the Battleship New Jersey to the Philadelphia/Camden NJ waterfront. I plan to come down to see the North Carolina some time soon.
Phil Rowan <prccia@aol.com>
Cherry Hill, NJ USA - Sat, Aug 01 at 11:55:17 PM


 

I took my entire family to see the North Carolina. I seem to be drawn to the Ship, for
everytime that I'm in that area, I feel a need to tour the ship. It's a fascinating
experience.

Marty Butcher <mbutcher@mdo.net>
Baltimore, MMd USA - Thu, Jul 30 at 02:41:57 PM


 

My father J. Ronald Nipps served on the ship as a signalman late in the War. He passed away in 1982. In the sixties our family visited the ship severat times to attend the ship reunions. I remember once eating in the galley off the metal trays. I also remember my dad telling me that every time one of the 18 inch guns fired, it was the cost of a Cadillac. About 10 years or so ago I took my family (twin boys) to visit the ship. I enjoyed the website. Keep up the good work.
Jim Nipps <NippsJ@aol.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Wed, Jul 29 at 10:42:23 PM


 

My wife and I toured the USS North Carolina in July 1998.
I am glad the people were able to save an important
part of history.

Richard Lake <rlake@cvn.net>
McConnellsburg, PA USA - Wed, Jul 29 at 07:13:29 PM


 

I think the battleship's web page is nice.
Alex Demas <DemasAP@aol.com>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Tue, Jul 28 at 07:44:56 PM


 

My husband is a retired navy vet. He served on the USS Roosevelt and USS Richmond. We brought our two youngest children to visit the USS N.C. in l972. My husband was in his glory as he answered our children's questions and for other visitors also. Love your site. I am going to tell the children about it.
Lois Slentz <lslentz@eohio.net>
Amsterdam, OhMy husband is a retired Oh USA - Tue, Jul 28 at 07:06:59 PM


 

I was aboard the Showboat in 1964 in Wilmington. Hope to bring my son to see her next year. Thank you for keeping this important piece of my fathers life alive for his grandchildren!
Lynda Weppler <lweppler@webtv.net>
Iowa City, IA USA - Mon, Jul 27 at 12:42:30 AM


 

This was my first visit on a WWII Battleship. When you see such a great vessle, and realize what it took to make it operate and where it has been, you can't help but feel proud. I hope to visit her again some day in the furture.
Mark Jaggi <mjaggisan@aol.com>
Rhinebeck, NY USA - Sat, Jul 25 at 09:31:34 PM


 

I had the opportunity to walk the decks and take in the sights and smells and feel of your beautiful ship last month while visiting N.C., and it was truely a high point in my trip. Thank you for preserving such a marvelous piece of history.
Philip Satim <phil@iamit.com>
Montreal, Qc Canada - Sat, Jul 25 at 11:47:25 AM


 

I was a member of ships company 1942-end of the war Store Keeper 3C, in charge of the ships store. I visited the Show Boat in 1993 and was very proud to find it in good hands and well loved by all who visit her. I hope to visit her again in the near future.
DonaldO. Grasby <GEDUNK@AOL.COM>
SEATTLE, WA USA - Sat, Jul 25 at 12:48:09 AM


 

I HAVE BEEN ON YOUR SHIP BEFOR AND I AM A TITANIC FAN


WILL

WILL R CAINES <ROYCE CAINES 6>
SENECA, S.C. USA - Tue, Jul 21 at 12:40:24 PM


 

glad to see she is being kept up!
andy wayne <a&hwayne@flare.net>
geneva, ny USA - Mon, Jul 20 at 04:46:51 PM


 

I am 9 years old and I came down to see the Battleship last
July 4th. I had a great time., and I hope to do it again really soon.


Jay Fowler <JayF10@aol.com>
Concord, NC USA - Sun, Jul 19 at 09:49:24 PM


 

Great site. I look forward to seeing her again in Sept.
Greg Bondurant <bondo44@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, Va USA - Sun, Jul 19 at 09:07:52 PM


 

I AM A BATTLESHIP HISTORIAN, PARTICULARLY US NAVY SHIPS.
JOHN ULMEN <USNDDG@AOL.COM>
KENDALL, NY USA - Sun, Jul 19 at 08:57:08 PM


 

Planning on stopping on our way back from Myrtle Beach in Aug.
Barry F.Harvey <harv@cvzoom.net>
connellsville, pa USA - Thu, Jul 16 at 08:28:36 PM


 

I visited the ship many years ago and I am making arrangements to bring my cub scout troop there for one of their achievement badges. They are really exited and have been studying up on the history of the ship to give a presentation during a fall pack meeting. We look forward to coming down.
Maryann Isenberg <misenberg@msn.com>
Matthews, nc USA - Wed, Jul 15 at 09:48:14 PM


 

I visited the ship many years ago and I am making arrangements to bring my cub scout troop there for one of their achievement badges. They are really exited and have been studying up on the history of the ship to give a presentation during a fall pack meeting. We look forward to coming down.
Maryann Isenberg <misenberg@msn.com>
Matthews, nc USA - Wed, Jul 15 at 09:47:36 PM


 

I am retired USN and the visit aboard last may brought back a lot old times aboard a USN ship. I need some more information on donating to help with the restoration of the USS NORTH CAROLINA.
Durwood Mooore <monica_greg@ yahoo.com>
Washington, NC USA - Tue, Jul 14 at 10:46:03 PM


 

I just visited the Battleship on 7/8/98, and it was my first time on a ship of this kind. The tour of all the decks were very informative.
Larry Hagley <HunkBear@webtv.net>
Huntington, WV USA - Mon, Jul 13 at 09:15:24 AM


 

I am a First Class Petty Officer currently serving in the United States Navy and a Battleship buff. It all started for me when I visted the Showboat with my 4th grade class.
Thanks for preserving our nation's Navy heritage.

ET1(SW/AW) Eddie Nobles USN

Eddie Nobles <e-p-nobles@worldnet.att.net>
Cerro Gordo, NC USA - Sun, Jul 12 at 09:05:59 PM


 

I was in about the third grade when North Carolina,with the
help of a bounch of us school kids,bought our ship from the
Navy. Each time I go on board,if I can find a very quiet
place and just listen for a moment, I can almost hear the
men moving around as she seems to come to life right under
my feet.
I just wish I could have served on her during WWII.

John A. Pollock <pindragon@pindigital.net>
Goldsboro, NC USA - Sun, Jul 12 at 02:22:45 PM


 

THE FIRST TIME I WAS ON THE SHIP WAS IN 1973 WHILE I WAS A YOUNG U.S. MARINE STATIONED AT CAMP LEJUNE . THAT EVENING MYSELF AND ANOTHER MARINE WATCH THE SHOW BOAT DO HER STUFF, I REMEMBER BEING VERY PROUD OF BEING A MARINE AND HEARING HOW MARINES HAD SERVED ON THE SHIP IN WORLD WAR 2.TO HER SAILOR S WELL DONE! TO HER MARINES SEMPER FI !
RONNIE W SEWELL <asewell@info ave.net>
linwood, nc USA - Sat, Jul 11 at 12:56:33 PM


 

I am planning to visit the North Carolina tomorrow with my sons. You web site was a great help in providing excellent background information which I am certain will enhance our visit.
Steven Brandt <stevedad25@webtv.net>
Greensboro, NC USA - Sat, Jul 11 at 01:20:13 AM


 

I LOVE ALL THE RICH HISTORY THATS IN NORTHCAROLINA IM TAKING MY SON ON THE SHIP THIS WILL BE HIS FIRST TIME AND MY 20TH TIME I JUST THINK ITS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JAMIE GODWIN <bulldog@intrstar.net>
N.C. USA - Fri, Jul 10 at 07:36:46 PM


 

My grandfather took me to the USS North Carolina Battleship on July 7, 1998. The ship was so large, and the sailors only had a little space to sleep. It was like a whole city on the ship. I was amazed how they had a barbershop on the ship. I did noth think they would have electricity. For the last 3 days I have been working on a model of the USS North Carolina Battleship.
Peter Gittens
USA - Fri, Jul 10 at 01:49:28 PM


 

I was stationed aboard the USS Sanctuary (AH-17) in 1974. We pulled into Wilmington (beside a lumber yard) to allow civilians to take tours of the ship. I got enough shore leave to take a tour of the USS North Carolina. I hope to tour the ship in the near future to see how she is holding up.
Bob Melphis <robert_e_melphis@icpmech.navy.mil>
Mechanicsburg, PA USA - Wed, Jul 08 at 02:41:37 PM


 

We can't wait to visit the battleship on our first trip to the Wilmington area!!!!
Sarah Caupp <Caupp5@juno.com>
Kettering, Oh USA - Tue, Jul 07 at 09:31:51 PM


 

My son and i visited the ship yesterday. Its been about 20 years since i have been onboard her. The way the ship is cared for is the best i have ever seen! I hope more parts of the ship will be opening up for all of us to see. This ship is a must see for everyone! The history of the ship comes alive as you take the tour. How anyone was able to serve in such cramped quarters is a true wonder. It speaks well of the crew that served aboad her! May the Showboat stay where she is forever as a true reminder of those who served on her and what they stand for.
David T Astralla <BFD1218 @ AOL.com>
Hartsville, sc USA - Tue, Jul 07 at 01:57:20 PM


 

I grew up in Wilmington and have spent many hours onboard the "Showboat". Thanks for a great web site it helps keep me connected with home and the and the memories of my youth. The sacrifices of our men and women during the dark days of WWII will be remembered by future generations in no small part through your continued presevation of the USS North Carolina.
Sterling Foster <sterlingfoster@worldnet.att.net>
San Francisco , CA USA - Mon, Jul 06 at 08:25:47 PM


 

I grew up in Wilmington and have spent many hours onboard the "Showboat", Thanks for a great web site it helps keep me connected with home and the and the memories of my youth. The sacrifices of our men and women durring the dark days of WWII will be remembered by future generations in no small part through your continued presevation of the USS North Carolina.
Sterling Foster <sterlingfoster@worldnet.att.net>
San Francisco , CA USA - Mon, Jul 06 at 08:25:07 PM


 

I just went on the USS North Carolina on June 1,1998 and it was so nice and so was this wep site but you should get a lot morephotos the battleship North Carolina.
Neil Spencer <nfsjr@yahoo.com>
Absecon , NJ USA - Mon, Jul 06 at 06:31:56 PM


 

Your website is very interesting and imformative. I have visited the "NORTH CAROLINA" many times over the years. Usually once a year during my vacation. Each time the enjoyment never dies down. May your efforts to maintain the "NORTH CAROLINA" and its history continue to expand in the years to come. Sincerly David M. Swartz

David M. Swartz <dm_swartz@hotmail.com>
Mt. Sterling, Ky. USA - Sun, Jul 05 at 06:50:09 PM


 

We enjoyed it!
Jerry,Brenda,Mandie,Michael Bunting
Asheboro, Nc USA - Sun, Jul 05 at 04:49:55 PM


 

great site
michael brock <meabrock@aol.com>
san lorenzo, ca USA - Sun, Jul 05 at 03:36:28 AM


 

Every day I wake up go to work and think how fourtinate I am to be free And all those men and women who gave their lives For our freedom
God bless those people

Brandon H <Hayes@interstar.net>
Chadbourn, Nc USA - Sat, Jul 04 at 08:58:07 PM


 

Very nice site! I am looking forward to visiting the North Carolina!
Leon A. Perreault <oukid@hotmail.com>
Crescent City, CA USA - Sat, Jul 04 at 06:52:26 PM


 

Look forward to visiting the ship again.
Michael & Sheila Burcin <Burcin@Cobweb.net>
Washington, PA USA - Sat, Jul 04 at 01:04:24 PM


 

LOVE THE SHIP AND THE HISTORY
jeff anders <jeff_anders@pass-seymour.com>
greensboro, nc USA - Thu, Jul 02 at 06:41:04 PM


 

I hear so many great things about this battlesight, and unfortunetely have not had the opportunity to visit this battlesight. Well this year me and my family are planning to go and visit this battlesight that we hear so much about. I know there is a lot of history behind it and sometimes wonder why we have not been to visit the sight as of yet. We will frequent this sight this summer, as we have plans to visit July 4th weekend when other relatives so that we can all enjoy the history of the battlegrounds of NC together.
Cathy Cox <babydoll822@yahoo.com>
New Bern, NC USA - Thu, Jul 02 at 03:38:56 PM


 

My husband, daughter and I went to visit the battleship this past Sunday, June 28. In the 12 years that I have lived in North Carolina, this is the 4th time I have been to see the ship and each time I am in awe at the size of it and what it represents. This is a very important part of our history, one I will be proud to support in its restoration. I feel that every North Carolinian ought to feel pride in this project and help where they can. How many opportunities do we have to be taken back in time, to see proof of what it took to grant our freedom? I would have happily paid twice as much to tour the ship.
This time and the last time we went, we were disappointed to learn that they would no longer be having the light and sound shows they performed earlier. We saw the show once and it was extremely entertaining. I hope the memorial people in charge would reconsider this and bring the shows back in the future if possible.
I am thankful for the chance to at least see the ship, I can't think of any other around here like this one and it would be awful if we let this one go. Here it is 50 years later and there were many people there on that hot and humid (95+ degrees) day to wander the ship and honor her with our presence. I do plan on going back, maybe later in the year when it is a little cooler though. I couldn't personally imagine spending as much time as the crew did on that ship, either in peace or at war, so my deepest respects go out to all of them. Thanks for making it possible for me to say all this over the internet. Penny.

Penny Windham <raechelsmom@hotmail.com>
Stantonsburg, NC USA - Wed, Jul 01 at 01:26:59 PM


 

I am proud that a peice of World War II history still stands
today as the U.S.S. North Carolina ( BB-55 ) which i concider
as the finest battleship afloat. I first saw her when i was
6 years old in 1966 and have alwas been impressed by the
beauty and power of this warship and by all the battlestars
she obtained in WW II. I believe that the people of North
Carolina should support the efforts to restore this fine ship
to the condiction as she was in the 1940's as she is one of
a only two Ship Class ( Washington Class Battleship ).

Clyde E.Childress Jr. <RAY1@YadTel.Net>
Yadkinville, N.C USA - Tue, Jun 30 at 09:42:28 AM


 

Saw her for the first time 1978, on a full moon night with
clouds passing above one late august evening,after making a
wrong turn and ending up unknowingly in her area.
The 16" guns and tall mast were painted with the bright
changing moonlight that gave a chilling ...yet...revrent awe
that tightens your throat!. Saw her three more time since
that nite, latest was in 96'. HATS OFF TO ALL THAT HAVE WORK
0N HER...OUTSTANDING JOB!!! A "must-See" if you are in a 100
mile radius!. A real tribute to ( REAL AMERICAN PATRIOTISM).
Now that we have a socialist/globalist in power, its important
to show and teach our children...true historical sites and
history regarding them...BEFORE THE REVISIONIST start scrapping
American history!!...again...A MUST SEE...GOD BLESS!!! hope to
be there this year!

Dan <dmount7932@aol>
fairfax, va USA - Sun, Jun 28 at 09:25:44 PM


 

After reading many books on WW II especially the Pacific Campaign I was finally
able to visit a Battleship of that era. It was a very great honor to have been in
places wher HEROS have fought and sacrificed theit lives for this country. I hope
to visit the USS North Carolina in the future to find thing that I did not see or
missed during my tour of the ship.

Eric W. Eustice <eeustice@bcpl.net>
Bel Air, Md USA - Sun, Jun 28 at 08:14:30 PM


 

We are currently planning our summer vacation. This attraction will be a definite for us!
Don Potter
Smithfield, nc USA - Sun, Jun 28 at 02:18:59 PM


 

I am presently working in Pear Harbor Hawaii, right across
from the Az. memorial and just last week the Mighty Mo was
docked just down from the Az. It's nice work here but i am
looking forward to getting back to NC,hothing is like the
outer banks.also looking forward to a visit on the Battleship
NC.

George E Frye <gfrye@gte.net>
Pearl Harbor, Hi USA - Sun, Jun 28 at 02:14:15 PM


 

My great uncle, Rear Admiral Robert Ellis once guided tours on the ship in Wilmington. I only met him once, as a child, but the tour remains a wonderful memory for me.
Barbara Ellis Harvey <BHarvey@webtv.net>
Ocala, Fl USA - Sun, Jun 28 at 04:50:07 AM


 

We were aboard North Carolina on 17 June 1998. Thanks to her and the brave men who manned her and the rest of our armed forces we are a free people today. May it ever be so.
John W. Miller <miller@xroads.com>
Mesa, Az. USA - Sun, Jun 28 at 01:46:35 AM


 

WILL BE VISITING REAL SOON.
MARC BENOIT <HMSHood@webtv.net>
CHESAPEAKE, VA USA - Sat, Jun 27 at 11:42:44 AM


 

I have been by the ship many times, but never been on it. hope to do that this summer.
Jeff Eaton <skoal33@webtv.net>
winston-salem, nc USA - Fri, Jun 26 at 09:04:44 PM


 

My father, James C. Mundy was on the North Carolina for the entire war as a fire control technician. He died of cancer in 1990, but I'm sure he'd want me to say "hello" for him to all his former shipmates. Fair winds and God speed.
Steve Mundy <mundy@ctc.net>
Kannapolis, NC USA - Fri, Jun 26 at 06:33:25 PM


 

Took tour 6/18/98 while visiting Carolina Beach and would reccomend all Americans to visit it. It gives great respect to those who served.


John and Kathy Pate
Maryville, TN USA - Thu, Jun 25 at 04:55:13 PM


 

The battleship should not be take'in away or sold to another place because of the memories it can bring back to many people. The battleship is as good as any other ship.
Jake Cooper <ARMYMOUSE@AOL.COM>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Wed, Jun 24 at 08:15:27 PM


 

I went to see The SHOWBOAT Yesterday. It's a great peice of U.S. History
Christopher Goodwin
USA - Wed, Jun 24 at 12:49:27 AM


 

It is a great ship. My family and I have enjoyed visiting it a few times.I am planning to visit again soon.
Timothy L. Walker <tlwfrw@worldnet.att.net>
Mayodan, NC USA - Tue, Jun 23 at 08:26:53 PM


 

We need all the information we can about the attempt to save the USS NORTH CAROLINA. What we received here is great.
Dorothy Dowdy <ddowdy@wavenet.net>
Sanford, nc USA - Mon, Jun 22 at 09:00:19 PM


 

I have never been to the battleship, but I hope to go there
this summer...

John Silver <silverj@aol.com>
LA, CA USA - Mon, Jun 22 at 07:10:08 PM


 

My grandpa served on this great boat during ww2. We lived in laurinburg,NC, and one of my fondest childhood memories was every year when my grandma and grandpa and uncle luke would take us to the battleship and to carolina beach. I love u NC. I will bring my kids to visit someday. sincerely, Debi C.Davis
Debi Davis <Jadezenad@exotrope.net>
elmira, ny USA - Sun, Jun 21 at 03:10:50 PM


 

Gordon D. Claxton, my father in law served as a machinist's mate on the showboat during the time she was torpedoed. If there is anyone out there who may have known him please contact me at nestorb98@yahoo.com SEMPER FI!
Nestor G Barragan <nestorb@yahoo.com>
hollister, ca USA - Fri, Jun 19 at 03:20:33 PM


 

So much history on board the ship. It makes me a little emotional to think of the lives lost and, or changed on this ship. All, for my freedom. A thank you to all who served.
It is truly a great memorial. I'll be on vacation at Topsail Island the week of June 20-27 I would like to visit the old girl again.

Joseph Jefferys <joeboy1@prodigy.net>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Thu, Jun 18 at 09:02:16 PM


 

Visited USS North Carolina 6/98
Just to say thanks you guys for being our friends.
Where the hell would we have been without you!

Paul & Jean Lawless <paulj01@globalnet.co.uk>
Irvine, Scotland - Thu, Jun 18 at 08:59:15 PM


 

I visited the USS North Carolina 5 years ago, I live only 4 hours away, I don't know why I dont go more often.
Matthew Flowers <AWing1314@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thu, Jun 18 at 07:20:35 PM


 

My wife and I toured the ship on 6/15/98 and loved it!

Everyone should see this magnificent battleship, so
they can begin to appreciate both the sacrifices made
by the sailors and the awesome firepower that was used to
subdue the enemy.

We can't wait to visit North Carolina (the state and the
ship!) again.

Scott R. Lucado <srlucado@aol.com>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Thu, Jun 18 at 03:12:54 PM


 

I first visited the ship in 1967 and fell in love! I go back as often as I can, have been filling those cards with Quarters as much as I can I also encourage every one I can to do the same! I would be sick if our ship was allowed to be dismantled!
William Paul Blackwelder <wpbblack@acpub.duke.edu>
Hillsborough, N.C. USA - Thu, Jun 18 at 12:03:24 PM


 

Visited last year and really enjoyed the tour. Hope to return later this summer. Love the area and the beaches.
Scott & Tammy Pyatte & Frog <wwwkfrog@aol.com>
Johnson City, TN USA - Wed, Jun 17 at 11:01:54 PM


 

We can't let our history rust away.

"We cannot know where we go, unless we know where we have been."

Eric Barlow <Firehauk@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Wed, Jun 17 at 03:19:33 PM


 

I visited the USS North Carolina last year when I was on vacation. I loved it! I wanted to stay on longer but Mom wouldn't let me, so I will have to come back. I have a book on battleships which I was given for Christmas and I read it all the time! I am glad the USS North Carolina was saved as a museum so I could learn about US history. Thank you!
Ian Massie Thomas <smthomass@compuserve.com>
Harrodsburg, ky USA - Mon, Jun 15 at 02:52:27 PM


 

my father served aboard the uss north carolina during ww 2. purple heart winner and many campaigne medals three generations have visited bb 55 the showboat. we cant wait to visit again. god bless the crew and thier familes
william g. kreiss <bkreiss@phphealthcare.com>
new brunswick , n.j. USA - Sun, Jun 14 at 05:08:44 PM


 


my father served on uss n. c. during ww 2. purplle heart award and campaign medals. three generations have visited the showboat. can|t wait to visit bb 55 again.

william g. kreiss <97 so. pennington, rd>
new brunswick , n.n.j. USA - Sun, Jun 14 at 04:44:07 PM


 


my father served on uss n. c. during ww 2. purplle heart award and campaign medals. three generations have visited the showboat. can|t wiat to visit bb 55 again.

william g. kreiss <97 so. pennington, rd>
new brunswick , n.n.j. USA - Sun, Jun 14 at 04:38:12 PM


 

Enjoyed the whole tour. I had a half brother who served on this ship, David L. Frady. Im a disabled Vietnam vet and I was army special forces,the only one who was not navy in my family. Reading the names brought tears to my eyes. Many thanks to the Navy.
frady, alvin h. <kf4gwt@dnet.net>
sylva, nc USA - Fri, Jun 12 at 12:49:00 AM


 

My Dad served on her from 1941 to 1945. It is my greatest legacy in a fine man's remberance.
Jerry Bouse <jbouse@compuserve.com>
St.Marys, PA USA - Wed, Jun 10 at 10:31:13 PM


 

My Dad served on the HMCS Haida and HMCS Nootka (Royal Canadian Navy) during the Korean War. When we visited North Carolina in 1992 and 1993 we visited the USS North Carolina. Interestingly enough the HMCS Haida is moored in Toronto as a naval museum. They face the same challenges in trying to keep the ship in it's deserved model condition. Good luck. The USS North Carolina Battleship Museum is a credit to those who served on her.
Tom Childs <trchild@ibm.net>
Toronto, Ont CANADA - Wed, Jun 10 at 07:22:06 PM


 

I visited the ship last summer and loved it!!
Blake Deckard <slstein@hendricks.org>
Danville, IN USA - Wed, Jun 10 at 11:48:12 AM


 

after talking to my father, Al Makuta... he's interested in anyone who might have some recollections. he is a plank owner and was in the 6th Division.
John Makuta <johnm@intergrafix.net>
Hazleton, Pa USA - Tue, Jun 09 at 09:33:24 PM


 

My father, Albert Makuta, was with the North Carolina from commissioning until the climax of the Okinawa campaign. He was a gunner's mate and later an acting chief (I believe he was later in charge of the starboard 5" batteries). From boyhood until today, this ship has been a part of my family.
I cannot begin to tell you how proud I was when I visited the ship. I even took group pictures of myself and my family at the same spot where my father's gun crew picture were taken... sort of a before and after!
Now, on a regular basis, I have to find people who are visiting Wilmington... to get us a fresh supply of North Carolina hats... since my father wears his proudly... every day!

John Makuta <johnm@intergrafix.net>
Hazleton, Pa USA - Tue, Jun 09 at 08:42:10 PM


 

The daughter of a former crew member, Garnie Christian, read my comments I left at this site a few months ago. As a result, she contacted me via e-mail and now my father, Paul Wieser, and hers will get to meet on the Showboat next week. My Dad served on the NC throughout WW II and for a time afterwards. He now lives in Wilmington and conducts tours of the ship daily. Look him up when you make your next visit.
paul wieser <pwieser@pendergast.k12.az.us>
glendale, az USA - Mon, Jun 08 at 05:59:36 PM


 

Will visit soon!
Braxton Williams <Packard8@hotmail.com>
Wilmington, NC USA - Mon, Jun 08 at 03:47:20 PM


 

Thanks for the GREAT Web Site! My family and I are going to Myrtle Beach, but on the way we have planned a stop at the USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB55) Memorial. The site made it real easy to convince my son that we need to stop there and with a vote of 2 to 1, my wife was soon won over. Being active duty, we've visited many ships along with the ones I've been stationed on, but none that have the history or the size of the NC. We'll see you all on June 17th. Thanks for the site.
YNC Richard Juchnewicz, USN <RAJuchnewicz@us.med.navy.mil>
Bethesda, MD USA - Mon, Jun 08 at 12:30:01 PM


 

We have visited the memorial and toured the ship, saw the outdoor drama and enjoyed this visit to the past very much.Plan to visit Wilmington again sometime this summer and will probably return for another visit.
Richard Cox <rdcox@neocomm.net>
Woolwine, Va USA - Mon, Jun 08 at 09:38:14 AM


 

Like the web page and have been on the ship for a tour, my kids loved it and gives them some knowledge of the past. Love It !!!!
Larry W. Bass, Jr. <Stump@intrstar.net>
Clinton , NC USA - Sat, Jun 06 at 12:27:20 PM


 

A great site for a great ship! I'm a battleship buff, so I'm
glad to see these fine ships getting the recognition they deserve
online! Keep up the good work!

Mark Cloud <mcloud1006@getonthe.net>
Neosho, Mo USA - Fri, Jun 05 at 11:26:45 PM


 

My family and I visited The North Carolina in 1966. I have
not been back since, but I will never forget that visit. My
brother and I played on the AA and 50 cal guns(Mom
got home movies of it) and did not want to leave. I hope
to revisit some day with my kids so they can see a real
battleship. Keep up the good work, and thank you for
the great site.

Brian Belcher <mcshredder@aol.com>
Banning, Ca USA - Fri, Jun 05 at 12:27:01 AM


 

I WAS LAST THERE IN '91'. YOU ARE DOING GREAT WORK. IN THIS
DAY WHERE WE ARE ASKED TO CUT TIES WITH THE PAST AND THE
THINGS THAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT, IT IS REFRESHING TO
WITNESS AN HISTORICAL WORK-IN-PROGRESS SUCH AS THE NORTH
CAROLINA. THANK YOU.

PHILLIP REYNOLDS <pwreyno@ibm.net>
DALEVILLE, VA USA - Thu, Jun 04 at 07:20:21 PM


 

WELL DONE on both the web site and the restoration.
Steve Butler <JSBut75997@AOL.COM>
MIDDLETOWN, OH USA - Wed, Jun 03 at 06:33:26 PM


 

All these ships should be preserved for future generations,keep up the good work.
STEVE,JANE AND CHAD CARPENTER <carpenters@.vip.net.au>
SYDNEY, N.S.W AUSTRALIA - Wed, Jun 03 at 12:40:02 AM


 

I spent many happy childhood years aboard the USS North Carolina. In the dedication of my Jay.

john

John and Jay M <ggoosejr@hotmail.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Sun, May 31 at 09:48:01 PM


 

good work keep it up

Cpl.Graham,L.D. <donnell@webtv.net>
Camplejeune, nc USA - Sun, May 31 at 04:27:17 PM


 

loved the webpage,and all the info on the battleship
hope to comng there soon to see it inperson.

darrell mcgee <webtv@a2266.net>
fuquay-varina, nc USA - Sun, May 31 at 01:50:54 PM


 

loved the webpage,and all the info on the battleship hope to comng there soon to see it inperson.
darrell mcgee <webtv@a2266.net>
fuquay-varina, nc USA - Sun, May 31 at 01:49:37 PM


 

I thought your website was very intresting and informative. If you have a New Era ship hat e-mail me please.
Chris Shoen <SHOENJR>
Newport, RI USA - Sat, May 30 at 09:59:18 AM


 

visit I visit the battle ship every summer. It gives me a great feeling of proudness the battle ship every summer. IT gives me a great
Steve Smith <three infoave.net. com>
Hamlet , NC USA - Fri, May 29 at 08:05:39 PM


 

I first went aboard the N.C. soon after it was brought to Wilmington in 1961 at the age of 17, and have been aboard at least 15 times since. Every time I learn or see something new.She is a fantastic attraction and every American should be extremely proud of her!
M.C.Newton <newtmj@aol.com>
Wilmington, NC USA - Fri, May 29 at 06:09:57 PM


 

May 25th and 26th was my third year in a row to visit the ship.I will never tire of walking her decks.My sincere thanks to Kim Sincox for her assistance in permitting me to buy the fibreglass replica of one of the 16 inch armor piercing projectiles.It really looks good in my den.It is in one corner of the room,next to the 20x30 inch photograph I took of the ship last year.The game plan is to return again next year for Memorial Day.
Bob Lane <RLane63772@AOL.COM>
Fairfax, VA USA - Fri, May 29 at 09:22:49 AM


 

We just moved from Wilmington and we miss the battleship especially seeing the cat that lives there.
Sandi Langdon <jslangdon@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Tue, May 26 at 11:19:02 PM


 

I REALLY ENJOYED THE INFORMATION ON THE BATTLESHIP. HOPE TO VISIT AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
BETTY JOHNSON <TOMBETT@IBM.NET>
CREEDMOOR, NC USA - Tue, May 26 at 08:48:33 PM


 

I toured the ship in 1992 with my parents, I especially liked the KingFisher. Overall, it was great!! :) This was the first battleship that I have been on, and it was fun learning the history of this magnificient ship. I am looking forward to touring it once again. Bye!! :) Oh, and beware the ALLIGATORS!!!!!!
Kevin Reed <NHLPensFan@aol.com>
Martinsburg, WV USA - Tue, May 26 at 02:27:03 AM


 

Great web page I have been on the battleship twice and I'am planing for a third visit.
Robert Ginder <ginder@bellatlantic.net>
Cape May Court House, NJ USA - Tue, May 26 at 01:10:27 AM


 

being a native of nc and having visited the ship many times i am grateful for her being preserved.
ron harris <ronpath@worldnet.att.net>
cartersville, ga USA - Mon, May 25 at 04:02:56 PM


 

Visiting the Battleship sounds like fun. We are very excited about coming to visit.
Mrs. Price's Class
Marshville, NC USA - Mon, May 25 at 12:46:51 PM


 

While on a 2 week annual tour with the Air Force Reserve. I was in the vicinity of the USS N. Carolina, and decided to check out this great ship. My thanks go to all who served aboard her, and to all who have served in all the wars we were involved in. I was brought up to be appreciative and thankful for the freedoms I have. Being a veteran myself I understand all the sacrifices that have been made. Thank you very much.
Bruce Happell <BHappell@aol.com>
Vancouver , Wa USA - Sun, May 24 at 07:48:11 PM


 

My brother, Bob, is with me today and his message is, "I served as a gunners mate in the 4th and 2nd Div on the USS North Carolina from 1942-45. The 50th reunion was great, and I got to meet some of the buddies that I knew. The website was really interesting and told me some things that I didn't realize about the battles at the time.
Don Wallace <dwall@azstarnet.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Sun, May 24 at 04:13:44 PM


 

My father worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and operated a large overhead crane. He laid the keel for the North Carolina. He also was an amateur magician and performed magic acts at bond rallies and for the workers at BNY!!
Joyce Hansen <poindxtr@neumedia.net>
Elkins , WV WV USA - Sun, May 24 at 02:05:06 PM


 

Apologies to Jesse but we need to " Keep Boat Alive!"
G Jones
USA - Sun, May 24 at 11:52:58 AM


 

Great to see the "Showboat's" site! I used to maintain the Sound & Light system in the late 60's and have many fond memories of the USS North Carolina.
Gil Huguley <gil@huguley.com>
Methow, WA USA - Sat, May 23 at 09:45:15 PM


 

I am amazed at battleship design, construction, and armorment. I am especially amazed at all the corageous men that served and lost their lives onboard your great ship, and the role they playedin defense of not only the greatest country in the world but of her freedom as well!
Sincerely
K.J. Harnack

K.J. Harnack <ThunderKJH@aol.com>
Papillion, NE USA - Sat, May 23 at 04:14:55 PM


 

Nice web site, Visited in person in 1974. Would like to visit again sometime.
Leon Girdner <Lg1jn512>
Salinas, CA. USA - Sat, May 23 at 01:16:28 PM


 

One of the most interesting things that I visited on my recent tour of your wonderful State. I very much enjoyed being able to play around with so much of the equipment and to see so much of this famous ship.
Ian Haynes <purrinian@clara.net>
Bristol, England - Sat, May 23 at 12:54:31 PM


 

We are looking forward to visiting the Battleship next week!
Mrs. Myers' 3rd grade class
Marshville, NC USA - Fri, May 22 at 11:13:31 AM


 

my uncle s.p. blandi served on the north carolina during w.w. II. my wife ella & i visited the ship during april 1998.
ronald antoniello
staten island , ny USA - Thu, May 21 at 08:41:02 PM


 

The tour is great. May the spirit of the USS North Carolina live on.
Marc <marc1@uakron.edu>
Akron, Oh USA - Mon, May 18 at 01:19:31 PM


 

I volunteer on the Showboat and think she is great!!
Elizabeth White <elw9557@uncwil.edu>
Wilmington, NC USA - Sun, May 17 at 05:53:32 PM


 

I was born and raised in Salisbury N.C. My mother and father took us to see the North Carolina when I was a young boy. I wiil never forget that experience. My father served in World War II.
I now have three boys ages 6 1/2, 5, and almost 3. We are going to N.C. June 6th for 2 weeks and We are going to take the boys to visit your memorial. We are all very excited about coming to see her.

Thanks and we will see you in June
Archie Rufty
ARUFTY@prodigy.com
fax-702-870-9190
312 Canyon Circle
Las Vegas N.V. 89107

Archibald C Rufty Jr <ARUFTY@prodigy.com>
Las Vegas , NV USA - Sun, May 17 at 11:01:41 AM


 

I served (as a Seaman 1c - QM Striker) on BB55 from the summer of '46 until she was mothballed. Your site has
brought back many fond memories. Thanks for a job welldone.

M. H. Beckman <lemnig@mhtc.net>
Argyle, WI USA - Sat, May 16 at 10:13:25 PM


 

HOPE TO VISIT YOUR SHIP
ABBY STRICKLAND
USA - Sat, May 16 at 09:13:41 PM


 

I teach 4th grade and if you have materials available my address is
Oxford Elementary School
5915 Oxford School Road
Claremont, NC 28610
Thank You

Debra Harwell-Braun <Braunfamily@twave.net>
Claremont, NC USA - Sat, May 16 at 09:08:15 PM


 

My family had the opportunity to visit the battleship last June. I was very impressed with the SHOW BOAT, moreso with the 16 " guns . The memorial is a tribute to the men who served aboard the most decorated battleship in the U.S. navy. Keep up the great work!!!!!
Raymond Lewis <lewis3@nbnet.nb.ca>
Black's Harbour, N.B. Canada - Fri, May 15 at 12:27:38 PM


 

I think the memorial is a fitting tribute to the men who served on her during the few years she was in service.
KEVIN SPAIN
GREENVILLE, NC USA - Thu, May 14 at 08:08:34 PM


 

I think that this website is very educational not only for kids but adults too.
Thank you for the awesome website!!!!!
Bye-Bye =)*smile*

Lilypad
Bonlee, NC USA - Wed, May 13 at 12:24:21 PM


 

(I THINK THAT THIS WEBSITE IS PRETTY COOL!) (I THINK THAT THIS WEBSITE IS PRETTY COOL!)
PETE (REPEAT) (REPEAT)
???????????????, N.C. USA - Wed, May 13 at 12:23:43 PM


 

Our 4th grade teachers are going to love this site. The students will be interested too. I wish we could take them to Wilmington for a visit.
Daniels <bulldogs@interpath.com>
Elizabeth City, NC USA - Wed, May 13 at 10:18:56 AM


 

I taught in North Carolina for 5 years. I took many of my students to see this magnificent ship on many separate occasions. I have visited her at least five times and never have grown tired of touring her historic decks. May she never die.
Robert M. Lacy <jyarddog@concentric.net>
Portland, OR USA - Tue, May 12 at 04:56:53 AM


 

I thought your site was very interesting
Please send me some new info when some comes out

Justin <justin131@hotmail.com>
Kelowna, B.C. Canada - Mon, May 11 at 10:34:04 PM


 

My family toured the Showboat when I was about 7 and I went back when I was about 30.Same ship but with older eyes.
Keep up the good work.And to the men who served on her Thanks for a job well done!!

Michael T. Robinson <mike@abts.net>
Lenoir, NC USA - Mon, May 11 at 10:17:12 PM


 

I've been to the Battleship many times and enjoyed it plenty!! I will return to enjoy!!!
kevin baxley <kmbaxley@carolina.net>
maxton, n.c. USA - Mon, May 11 at 06:18:40 PM


 

You have a cool and very interesting web site it is also very educational for me and all of my friends!!!!
Stacy Clark <None>
Bear Creek, N.C. USA - Mon, May 11 at 12:19:57 PM


 

My Mother and Daddy took me to the ship when I was young. It was almost like the ship that my Daddy was on in WWII, but it was a transport ship not a destroyer. I especially liked visiting again with my husband and son and telling them some of the things that my Daddy had pointed out to me.
Joy C. Hemmings <LewisG@Surry.K12.nc.us>
Dobson, NC USA - Mon, May 11 at 11:39:18 AM


 

My son would love to see the battleship. we hope to come this summer. Our vacation is always at Carolina Beach NC.
Monette Snow <Lewisg@surry.K12.nc.us>
Dobson, NC USA - Mon, May 11 at 11:36:55 AM


 

I teach the Computer class at Copeland Elementary School. This was a very informative article. I know the students will enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks for all you do!
Gaynell Lewis <LewisG@surry.k12.nc.us>
Dobson, N.C. USA - Mon, May 11 at 10:40:38 AM


 

I enjoyed visting the battleship as a yougster and hope to vist again real soon and suport to the fund.
Greg Journey <djourney@surry.net>
Dobson, NNC USA - Sun, May 10 at 09:36:37 PM


 

just got back from visiting uss alabama at mobile. visited uss north carolina a few years ago and enjoyed much. hope to visit again soon
j. milton gaddis <jmgaddis@bellsouth.net>
buford, ga USA - Fri, May 08 at 12:39:08 PM


 

My Dad served in the navy (submarine) during WWII. I was priveleged as a child to witness the christening of the USS Indianapolis. I was greatly impressed by this event and have been fascinated with naval ships ever since. I look forward to personally visiting the North Carolina when we visit Wilmington. Thank you.
Bonny Burns <DBurns1750>
Orient, OH USA - Wed, May 06 at 06:09:54 PM


 

My cousin Kortne and I visited the ship when I was 7 and living in Georgia. Now I live in Jacksonville, N.C. and am real close. I plan to go again with my Mom soon.
Jarrett Hammond
USA - Wed, May 06 at 04:57:37 PM


 

Nice place to visit. I'm motivated to visit the USS "Big MAME" (BB 59) in Fallriver Mass. I believe there's a story about the N.C. and MASS. something about the scout aircraft restoration??? Who owns the Kingfisher ??
Christopher P. Doyle <Christopher .Doyle @cef.afres.af.mil>
WARB, ma usaUSA - Wed, May 06 at 02:03:32 PM


 

We hope some day very soon to visit BB-55.We are trying with many others to help get the USS Battleship New Jersey BB-62
back to New Jersey. We began "Flags Across America" for the Battleship New Jersey where we fly a special set of American
Flags from Historic Naval sites,ships & at meaninful events. We recently fly our flags (25 in number) from the mast of the
USS Olympia C-6,Commodore Dewey's flagship on the morning of 01May1998 the 100th anniversary of the battle of Manila bay.
This historic ship carried the remains of the Unknown Soldier from France for reburial at Arlington. It was an honor for
all of us.We just got permission to fly our flags @ the Arizona memorial on 07DEC98. We hope to get permission to fly our
flags from the mast of the famous USS North Carolina when we visit ou relatives in North Carolina. For now the Website is
great,I hope to get my Dad,a Navy Veteran a piece of history from your ships store. He is especially interested in seeing
one of the few remaining Kingfisher planes. Everyone who has visited the North Carolina tells us how much they were truly
impressed with the ship. I hope we can get the New Jersey and do as good a job as North Carolina did in preserving history

Lauren M. Sheppard <thesheppards@home.com>
Fanwood, NJ USA - Wed, May 06 at 01:13:51 PM


 

I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT YOUR BATTLE SHIP ONE DAY
Tiffany SMITH
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:36:26 AM


 

we would like to visit the battleship someday
chris zack and OJ
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:33:41 AM


 

I had fun visiting your ship
ashley
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:30:47 AM


 

I Hope To Visit You
Samantha Whitley
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:29:16 AM


 

How big is your ship
Shanta ,Shemeka,Melinda
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:28:05 AM


 

Who were two of your commanding officers
Tiarra Dunston
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:23:55 AM


 

thanks
Ashleigh Wilder
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:22:46 AM


 

how big is your ship
Darrick Howard
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:20:44 AM


 

you have a cool ship
Esmeralda Moreno
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:18:54 AM


 

I liked touring your ship
Andrew Strickland
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:17:23 AM


 

I like your ship!
Morgan Murray
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:16:04 AM


 

Who was the first commanding officer
joey mulholand
USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:14:37 AM


 

I hope to visit you
Emily Marks
Spring Hope, USA - Wed, May 06 at 11:13:06 AM


 

My father, Gerald (Gerry) Leroy Baker served on "The Showboat. Unfortunately, he died in a fire in Coos Bay, Or, November of 1970. All of the photos and other memoribilia that he had was lost. Thus, if anybody has any photos that they would like to share, please contact me at my E-Mail . Thanks. By the way, my dad died a hero as he was able to wake up everybody in the apartments before a final explosion knocked him unconscious. He died of smoke inhalation before the fire dept. could get to him.
Dennis M. Baker <coosden@gte.com>
Hillsboro, OR USA - Wed, May 06 at 12:05:06 AM


 

I was very facanated by all the thins and how much money it cost just for this boat
Brittany Whitehurst <berniden@hotmail.com>
Rocky Mount, Nc USA - Tue, May 05 at 09:26:51 PM


 

i was very fasanated by everything that you said in the artical

emanuel bryant
rocky mount, nci wanc USA - Tue, May 05 at 02:18:00 PM


 

Very few of my students would be able to visit the battleship in person and this is a great way for them to "be" there!
Thanks

Deborah Allen <dallen@caa.k12.nc.us>
Lenoir, NC USA - Tue, May 05 at 01:23:45 PM


 

I am very glad you were able to have a website on the internet
crystal moss
USA - Tue, May 05 at 12:37:42 PM


 

we really enjoy your ship

Ashley, Zachary, Brandon
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:34:14 AM


 

Hi, Amigos we really like your website!
Brandon, Jonathan, Scotty
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:30:55 AM


 

I really really enjoyed the battleship
Jessica Hagler
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:27:57 AM


 

I really enjoy your battleship!!
Clarke Weeks
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:26:03 AM


 

Your website is very cool!!
Sarah Alford
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:24:29 AM


 

MORE PEOPLE SHOULD COME TO YOUR WEBSITE
Justin Ellis
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:23:07 AM


 

Thanks for having this website.
Linda Pearson
USA - Tue, May 05 at 11:19:39 AM


 

I enjoy visiting the USS North Carolina, and think it's great she has her own website. I also, must pay my regards to "Charlie" the aligator who's presence at her side, makes each visit even more enjoyable!
Vicki Travis <vtravis@ibm.net>
Durham, NC USA - Mon, May 04 at 08:36:10 PM


 

Thanks
Joe Friday <jf@Greenville.ncmail.net>
greenville, nc USA - Mon, May 04 at 05:03:28 PM


 

my grandfather was a cook on the nc. i was very glad to able to read more about the history of his ship!
amy elizabeth <MARMEJELLY@aol.com>
USA - Sun, May 03 at 07:54:16 PM


 

I have a BSA Troop. And we are planning to visit The "Showboat" soon. I'm a Navy Veteran, and an avid WWII student. Battlewagons are awesome! Thanks to the people of North Carolina for saving this wonderful piece of American naval histoy.
Thomas Sutherland <tsuth@gte.net>
York, PA USA - Sun, May 03 at 01:43:59 AM


 

I really enjoyed your site. Hope to visit the ship in the near future!!
SSGT DAVID L ELLIOTT <d-vacelloitt@worldnet.att.net>
BILOXI, MS USA - Sat, May 02 at 01:36:31 AM


 

I enjoyed your site. I have been to the battleship before as a child. My father and I plan on coming up one weekend and touring that beatiful lady soon. I am interested in getting some background info on Capt. Frank P. Thomas. He might be a relative of mind. If you have any, please e-mail me. Thank you. Ed Thomas, Jr.
Ed Thomas <Ed112760@aol.com>
Surfside Beach, SC USA - Fri, May 01 at 04:38:06 PM


 

very much enjoyed this site. I was looking to see information concerning how the USS North Carolina assisted the Main Battleship when she was blown up in the cuban harbor.
sandy gerken
hickory, nc USA - Fri, May 01 at 02:51:02 PM


 

This ship is one of the greatest fighting ships of all time. I try to visit the "SHOWBOAT" once every year.
Scott J Travis <scottt@newtoninst.com>
Durham, NC USA - Fri, May 01 at 02:28:27 PM


 

Looking forward to exploring this work of art.
Christi Hagadorn <SoSassea@aol.com>
Palm Beach, FL USA - Fri, May 01 at 12:58:49 AM


 

A Beuatiful Ship She Is.
Thomas Kergaravat <Kergy@aol.com>
West Palm Beach, FL USA - Fri, May 01 at 12:56:15 AM


 

Enjoyed this visit! Will return!
Zella Whitson <zelrea@aol.com>
Swannanoa, NC USA - Wed, Apr 29 at 10:26:35 PM


 

great web page best one that o have found so far
josh shepardson <joshshepardson@hotmail.com>
blissfield, mi 49228USA - Wed, Apr 29 at 12:52:49 PM


 

My first visit to the NC was right after it opened. I wish I still had the picture of me standing next to the 16" round on the weather deck when I was 5. I hope to visit again soon.
Edward Bristow <dedalien@train.missouri.org>
Hartshorn, MO USA - Tue, Apr 28 at 05:07:24 PM


 

I am glad to see this site. This year I am going to see her.
It is great that United States preserved few battleships.

Dariusz Lachowicz <hobby@globaloutlet.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Sat, Apr 25 at 02:11:52 AM


 

I HAVE ENJOYED VERY MUCH YOUR SITE OF COURSE I DO HAVE THE PLASTIC MODEL I BOUGHT A FEW YEARS AGO.
THANK YOU FOLKS

FERNANDO ESPINOZA DIAZ <FEED@ENTELCHILE.NET>
VALPARAISO, 5 CHILE - Tue, Apr 21 at 10:20:45 PM


 

Hi! We enjoyed your site.
Matt and Dustin
Oregon, IL. USA - Tue, Apr 21 at 03:21:58 PM


 

served on Uss Puget sound 92-93 enjoyed visiting the north carolina could feel the history when i stepped on board fair winds and following seas
mike pope <flythe@3rddoor.com>
rich square, NC USA - Tue, Apr 21 at 03:19:09 PM


 

Outstanding! My family and I have visited the ship several times.We are glad to see it on the internet. Thank-you for a job well done.
Robert Parrish
Hillsborough, NC USA - Sat, Apr 18 at 08:54:34 PM


 

My father brought me to see this great ship very soon after it was brought to Wilmington. Now I bring my children. I know I've been there at least 20 times and I find something new each visit. Please keep the present camoflage paint sceme, it is beautiful this way. I hope to visit again this year.
Long Live the USS North Carolina!
Bill Meek and family.

Bill Meek <wmeek18423@aol.com>
Monroe, NC USA - Sat, Apr 18 at 08:47:51 PM


 

We have a condo on the Outer Banks near Swansboro, N.C. very close to Camp LeJeune. We have visited the ship 3 times already with our Canadian guests and I am sure we will again. The memorial is well maintained and a tribute to your American sailers. Keep up the good work
John Drygala <drygala@idirect.com>
Oshawa, Ont Canada - Sat, Apr 18 at 07:54:35 PM


 

Looking forward to taking my kids (Michael/Matthew) there this summer.
Ken McKinney <mckinney@coastalnet.com>
Newport , NC USA - Sat, Apr 18 at 10:04:01 AM


 

Hi! Anybody that will be visiting the ship should look for my father Leo Bostwick or Paul Wieser because they give tours on board. If you send me mail I can coordinate with my father on the times he would be available. See you all on board!!!
Ken Bostwick <amortalsyn@aol.com>
Poplar Grove, IL USA - Wed, Apr 15 at 10:20:12 PM


 

My father served aboard the North Carolina.
Paul Wieser <pwieser@pendergast.k12.az.us>
Glendale, AZ USA - Wed, Apr 15 at 06:15:33 PM


 

Plan to visit this June and would appreciate any travel information.Thanks
Darrell A.Tibyash <http:/www.datrat.com>
cleveland, oh USA - Wed, Apr 15 at 11:05:36 AM


 

I read with great interest about the planned restoration of "The Immortal Showboat" recently. Although I don't remember giving any coins at school back in the 60's, I will definitely get a coin card for each of my daughters in addition to making a donation myself. My dad was in the Big One (although in the Army Air Force) and I remember him taking me there only months after it opened to the public. I know I was in awe of this giant. The one thing I remember is my 6 year-old sister standing next to the 16" shell on the main deck and how it was bigger than her. I have visited again and again, and in fact, it was directly responsible for my deciding to enlist in the Navy. While I was in, I was thrilled when I heard that they were bringing back the NJ and the others. I applied for duty, but wasn't accepted. I always said and still say that the battleship was the only type of ship I would have wanted to go into battle on. Bravo Zulu on this website. In addition to all the renovations, I sincerely hope that you get the berthing renovated so you can accomadate youth groups overnight. I spent a weekend with a group onboard USS Yorktown 2 years ago and was in seventh heaven. Fair winds and following seas to your effort, folks.
P.S. If there are any active duty sailors stationed on a ship in Norfolk out there, please E-mail me. I need to get some info from you. Thanks

Mike Shue <mshue@salisbury.net>
Salisbury, NC USA - Sun, Apr 12 at 06:15:35 PM


 

My father-in-law, Everette H. Mayes, is a Pearl Harbor survivor. His ship, the USS Pennsylvania was sunk at Pearl Harbor while in dry dock. One of his fondest memories of World War II was sailing back into Pearl Harbor after a long tour at sea, and seeing the USS North Carolina steaming into Pearl. He said he know right then that the United State was on it way to victory in the Pacific! Afer over 50 years, my wife and children are traveling with her Dad back to Pearl Harbor to visit this historic naval base. It's a trip he's looking forward to and one made more real for me by having visited the USS North Carolina many times since my childhood. Thank you for this wonderful memorial in Wilmington !!!!!!!!!
Eddie Link <ealink@aol.com>
Matthews, NC USA - Sun, Apr 12 at 05:36:33 PM


 

SAW THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE READER'S DIGEST AND DECIDED TO CHECK IT OUT. VERY NICE SITE AND I WAS UNAWARE OF THIS ATTRACTION. NEXT TIME I'M HEADING SOUTH I HOPE TO ADD THIS STOP TO MY ITINERARY. APPRECIATE THE CHANCE TO LOOK AT AND READ ABOUT THE SHIP BEFORE ACTUALLY MAKING PLANS TO VISIT HER.
ELMER L. PARKER JR <parkrfam@toolcity.net>
meadville, pa USA - Sat, Apr 11 at 09:11:42 PM


 

My children and I have been to see the battle ship many times , and each time we all learn something new . But mainly my children have learned that freedom isnt free ,and from us to all who have served and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice THANK YOU. And to all those who work on keeping the ship in shape , keep up the good work .
Chris Putnam <ace1@alltel.net>
Sanford, nc USA - Sat, Apr 11 at 10:14:22 AM


 

I have visited BB-55 over the years and am proud to donate for her restoration. She not only is a North Carolina landmark, but also is a shrine.
Charles Treadaway
Charlotte, NC USA - Sat, Apr 11 at 09:35:50 AM


 

great job
Jamel clagett <confidential>
brandywine, md USA - Fri, Apr 10 at 01:50:24 PM


 

I am looking forward to visiting Wilmington the week of April 18th thru the 23rd. Hopefully the weather will be warm. See ya all soon.
David Zagura <djzagura@snet.net>
Manchester, Ct. USA - Fri, Apr 10 at 01:06:33 PM


 

As Americans, we are often too complacent about the liberty and freedom we enjoy. We do not fully appreciate the sacrifices and suffering offered by our forefathers as payment for our liberty. I am so glad that the USS North Carolina stands as a reminder that freedom is not free, and as a memorial to those who fought and paid the ultimate price.

I have visited the USS North Carolina several times and intend to return. The feelings I get when I walk on her deck, or enter a gun turret, etc, can not be discribed. We owe much to the fighting men and women of our country.
God bless America!

Glen A. Hall

Glen A. Hall <qasc17a@prodigy.com>
Gastonia, NC USA - Fri, Apr 10 at 08:50:44 AM


 

MY FATHER JOHN A. BELL WAS A SIGNALMAN ON THE "SHOWBOAT" DURING WWII. I HAVE NOT VISITED HER YET BUT HOPE TO DO SO THIS SUMMER ALONG WITH MY WIFE AND TWO OF MY SONS. I LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING SUCH A MAGNIFICENT SHIP.
JOHN C. BELL <JBELL11177@AOL,COM>
OWENSBORO, KY USA - Wed, Apr 08 at 09:30:55 PM


 

Enjoyed the tour. Keep up the good work. We have visited the ship several times and enjoyed it each trip. We plan to visit Wilmington in May.
Corene Waller <wallercp@rascal.Guilford.edu>
Greensboro, NC USA - Tue, Apr 07 at 02:57:34 PM


 

Nice to see a site dedicated to North Carolina. My Dad
served on USS Belleau Wood, CVL-24 during some of the same
campaigns. For those interested, the last remaining CVL,
USS Cabot is about to be scrapped. It's a shame that we
don't do more to preserve our heritage. See
http://www.mcallen.lib.tx.us/orgs/cabotndx.htm
http://www.mcallen.lib.tx.us/orgs/cabot1.htm
for more information. Keep up the good work of preserving
our history. We should never forget.

Jon Maguire <w1mnk@ibm.net>
Brandon, FL USA - Tue, Apr 07 at 02:31:42 PM


 

I am much too young to have served aboard this beautiful ship, but as with so many Americans, I
am thrilled and inspired to read about the history and exploits of this great ship and her brave crew.
Every American should take the time to read into the history of all the great men and ships that fought during
WWII to defend our freedom and during some of our country's most difficult challenges. I often wonder if any of these
great ships, now museums, could be restored to fighting condition if there was a need for such firepower. I know the Iowa
class ships were restored in the early 1980s, and it was a shame they had to be retired when just serving on them would have
been an inspiration to many more young Americans in uniform. God Bless to all who served and to all who will remember them.

Norman Dong <ndong@unlimited.net>
Sacto, CA USA - Tue, Apr 07 at 03:21:30 AM


 

I was Water Tender 1st class in number 2 fire room from May 20,1941 to May 21, 1945. It was an honor to serve with a great crew on the best ship in the Navy.
Dusty Rhoades <jrhoades@win.com>
Catskill, NY USA - Mon, Apr 06 at 11:41:55 PM


 

I have always loved visiting the ship and really think the
improvements and refurbishments should continue. I plan to
send a donation soon, as I remember when we sent our dimes
in when I was in elementary school. Thanks for the opportunity
to log in.

David C. Poindexter <dcp3843@bellsouth.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Fri, Apr 03 at 04:42:37 PM


 

I was there is 1969 and have wanted to return, and will someday. This ship needs to be forever preserved.
Jon Field <jfield@ctc.net>
Harpswell, ME USA - Fri, Apr 03 at 12:16:08 PM


 

I'm researching web sites on N.C in WWII for use with a teacher's workshop this summer. I'll be sure and include this one!
Valerie Howell <JrHowl@aol.com>
Smithfield, NC USA - Fri, Apr 03 at 09:14:57 AM


 

Adam suggested that we also take Bryan with us for this visit.
I thought maybe he was too young, but Adam says he thinks
Bryan will also enjoy touring this great ship. So I guess I'll take
both grandsons along.

Ethel L. Van Houten <evh_sno_baby@notmail.com>
Hicksville, NY USA - Thu, Apr 02 at 03:24:26 PM


 

We visited the US North Carolina many years ago with our four
children and have always remembered the tour that we took.
My grandson Adam and I have plans to revisit sometime soon.

Ethel L. Van Houten <evh_sno_baby@hotmail.com>
Hicksville, NY USA - Thu, Apr 02 at 03:16:02 PM


 

My brother, a young ensign just out of the Naval Academy, served on the initial Atlantic run of the USS NC and in the Pacific campaing from 1941 through 1943. I believe he was a gunnery office on the aft 5 inch guns. My brother subsequently voluneered for submarine duty and was lost at sea. I would be interested knowing about any books et cetera that discussed the history of the USS North Carolina.
Clifford Sadler <readkip@aol.com>
Grosse Pointe, MI USA - Wed, Apr 01 at 08:09:20 PM


 

Good morning you beautiful old girl! The "Showboat" of the Navy! I will have the honorable distinction of visiting you sometime the week of 6 April. I also have an old Revell model which I have redone in your WWII scheme. Looking forward to visiting you as I have never seen a battleship.

God bless you, beautiful lady!

Lane Williams, Jr. (USS William Edwin Hank DD-702 [1962])
813 Deercrest Lane
Evans, GA 30809

706-855-0562 (Home)
706-721-6754 (Work - The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA)

Lane Williams, Jr. <deptsurg.lanew@mail.mcg.edu>
Evans, GA USA - Wed, Apr 01 at 11:16:04 AM


 

My family is looking forward to visiting this summer. It was nice to be able to find out about hours of operation and such with a quick trip through cyberspace.
Leslie Kiniry <Kiniry4@Gateway.net>
Marcellus, NY USA - Tue, Mar 31 at 11:23:30 PM


 

Thank you for this site. My grandchildren will enjoy this also. Memorial to our men
Sherli J. Cahoon <Shrtal2@aol.com>
Rancho Cordova, CA USA - Mon, Mar 30 at 04:40:42 AM


 

I visited the north carolina as a child and could not reach the anti aircraft guns. I want to go back now and try again.
mark l sanders
pittsburgh, pa USA - Sun, Mar 29 at 04:45:41 PM


 

I have been to this magnificent ship many of times. Every time I have loved it more and more. Today I wish that I could have been captain of it. I also wish that they would recommision her. If they did this it would show the United States' true navel prower evenmore than an air-craft carrier.They also need to add more ships to the musem. Ihope to visit again soon. Senserly David Pitt
David Pitt <RPitt24696>
Rocky Mount, NC USA - Fri, Mar 27 at 10:21:13 PM


 

My dad is Leo Neumann. I think you all may know him as the
ship historian. I happened upon the web site and thought I
would print everything out for my dad so he can see the new
and innovative ways you guys are getting the message across.
My father was proud to serve on the ship. I hope he can
make it down for the reunion this year, but we are not to sure yet.

Angela Shears
Succasunna, NJ USA - Tue, Mar 24 at 03:09:57 PM


 

nice site. i have been at your state about 8 years ago.
i promise to visit the bb at the next tour.
this site is not bad at all, but the uss south dakota's
home page is an example to what can be done by an
all mighty over 2k crew of a bb.

avi
israel - Mon, Mar 23 at 08:00:35 AM


 

I will be visiting the Battleship North Carolina for the first time
this summer! I am currently in the 4th grade and want to know all about it.

Patrick Maney <Lighthouse-way@worldnet.att.net>
Waynesville, NC USA - Sat, Mar 21 at 01:44:40 PM


 

Glad to find your site! A fond memory of my childhood was swinging a 40 mount around with my Dad on the NC back in the sevenites. That and siting the turret scope on the highrise in town! Keep up the good work! Ya'll should try to add more ships to the site too, maybe some east block ones will be available on the cheap!! :)
J Justin
NJ USA - Wed, Mar 18 at 04:24:34 PM


 

Glad to see your site here. One of my more pleasant childhood memories is of cranking a 40 mount round with my Dad someimte in the seventies or sixties on the NC. That and siting the turret scope on that tower in town! Keep up the good work both with the NC and the page.
John Justin <Jkjustin@aol.com>
Woodbury, NJ USA - Wed, Mar 18 at 04:20:24 PM


 

It is so interesting to read comments posted here from visitors, people who served aboard her and relatives of those servicemen. This incredible ship has and continues to bring people together no matter what the reasons are for visiting.
It is wonderful that the citizens of North Carolina came together to save this ship for others to visit, remember, explore and touch history. I visited it as a child and was amazed. I saw the light and sound show two years ago and it brought back so many memories.
I hope this invaluable treasure remains for many years to come so others can have the pleasure of visiting her to create their own memories and experiences.

Glenn Legette <glennleg@nr.infi.net>
Greensboro, NC USA - Tue, Mar 17 at 06:26:08 PM


 

I plan to visit this historic battleship soon,
Peter C. Bach <pcb1025@netside.com>
Chapin, SC USA - Tue, Mar 17 at 04:11:00 PM


 

I had a fun time but, I also got scared and lost!!! I went
with my class. A few of my friends and I got lost walking
around, we weren't following the tour arrows and found
rooms with the scariest tales to tell like doctors broke
peoples necks if they were suffering!!!

Esther "Sther" Palmisano
Clover , SC USA - Tue, Mar 17 at 09:10:44 AM


 

Battleship:
Humongo! I can't believe how big it is! It must be the biggest boat in history!
Hard to believe the Titanic was bigger! Bye, Lauren

Lauren "L" Gentry <NA>
York, SC USA - Tue, Mar 17 at 09:10:24 AM


 

I went to tour the battleship with Clover Middle School's GLIDE program on March 7,1998.
My mother went along to chaperon and later said she really enjoyed the battleship!
I had a good time touring the battleship and learning about our country's bravest battleship!!
I think it's a great idea to have the battleship on tour!
I hope that other people who haven't seen or toured the battleship will come and see it.
It's a great experience that you just can't miss!!!
THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL TIME I HAD!
Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart
Clover, SC USA - Tue, Mar 17 at 09:07:31 AM


 

I think that the battle ship is a great exprence for every
boy and girl !! Some things were kind of scary but it was
fun! I was like a big maze that we tried to get out of when
found something kind of scary but all the doors and "traps"
kept us in !!! When we finaily got out we wanted to go back
but we stayed on deck!!! I found everything fun,And do hope
that me and my family can come back again!!!!

Melanie "May-May"Alexander
Clover, SC USA - Tue, Mar 17 at 08:59:54 AM


 

Just like the old battleships--would like to tour the USS NC
one day!

Joe R. White, Jr. <JWhite1362@aol.com>
Haughton, LA USA - Mon, Mar 16 at 10:57:02 PM


 

MY FATHER SERVED ABOARD THE SHOWBOAT AS A SIGNALMAN DURING
WORLD WAR II. HE PASSED AWAY MAY 23, 1987. I NOW HAVE HIS
COPY OF THE "SHOWBOAT". I HOPE TO VISIT THIS MEMORIAL THIS
SUMMER. I AM A NAVY VETERAN ALSO. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM
ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN MY FATHER DURING HIS TOUR OF DUTY
ON THE SHOWBOAT. THANKS.

JOHN C. BELL <JBELL10@BELLSOUTH.NET>
UTICA, KY USA - Mon, Mar 16 at 09:47:43 PM


 

Roy Davis, my stepfather, served on the "Showboat". Roy was a fire controlman. His view of history is from a personal look and not what we got in school. These men just don't remember the history they are the history.
David Pratt <cspdgp@lcc.net>
Nacogdoches, Tx. USA - Sun, Mar 15 at 01:39:49 PM


 

May 25 and 26 of this year(1998) will be my third year in a row to visit such an impressive memorial.Without question,it is worth the 900 mile round trip! Anyone who can make the trip,will not regret it!
Robert Lane <RLane63772@AOL.COM>
Fairfax, Va. USA - Sun, Mar 15 at 10:17:14 AM


 

I will be visiting the Wilmington NC in August to
visit the ship on which I served as a Fireman First Class

Vince Paukovitch <ChristianAudenried@Prodigy.net>
Nazareth, PA USA - Sun, Mar 15 at 10:02:19 AM


 

I lived in Wilmington from 1976-1987 and visited BB-55 at least once a year, whether I needed to or not. It was a step back to my service aboard USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62) during the Vietnam War. I also served aboard USS STODDARD (DD-566) in that conflict, and USS BAUSELL (DD-845). I am the present NC State Captain TIN CAN SAILORS, INC. - so if any of you old Tin Can Sailors are out there, look us up on the Web and join our organization.

I hope to get back to Wilmington soon to see the ship in her camo appearance.

Henry M. Strub III <hstrub@netunlimited.net>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Fri, Mar 13 at 10:26:43 PM


 

My father is a plank-owner and served through the Pacific
campaign.

joe ringhoffer <joseph.ringhoffer@morgankeegan.com>
mobile, al USA - Fri, Mar 13 at 02:45:28 PM


 

will be back this summer, it was very interesting,
what about adding directions to the ship?

Gloria a <*****>
Gainesville, GA USA - Thu, Mar 12 at 06:43:15 PM


 

I have many fond memories of visiting the battleship as a child with my cousins, friends, and brothers. My family has a house at Wrightsville (since the late 60's)
and on rainy days, or overcast days, when playing in the sand and sea was not an option, our parnets would take us to visit the battleship...which always was fun.

Jade <gregoryg@gte.net>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thu, Mar 12 at 03:13:01 PM


 

GREAT PLACE TO VISIT.....SEE YOU THIS SUMMER ALSO.
Larry Autry <LAUTRY8313@AOL.COM>
BUNNLEVEL, NC USA - Tue, Mar 10 at 08:49:54 PM


 

When I lived in North Carolina, I wanted to vist the battleship North Carolina. However, I never got the chance.
In my senior year of high school, I got the chance to learn about some of the history of the ship. As part of a project
concerning both WWI and WWII, I built a model of BB-55. Now from what I read, I would have to say that, in terms of size
differences, my model saw far more damage than the actual ship did, thanks to a certain teacher. She, and probably some
students not in my class, caused the model to recieve it's damage. It lost it's jackstaff, foremast, and an antenna which
I assume was the radar antenna. I still have the model, so these are gone forever. The model's damage also inculdes the
lost of the main mast, the aircraft crane, both forward 16" turrets, the near lost of the entire superstucture (only
about a couple centimeters are still keeping it attached to the model), and the bending of several 5", 20mm and 40mm gun
barrels. With the parts I still have, I hope to maybe some day repair the model. Or maybe I be able to vist the North
Carolina and get a new model, one that one come under such heavy "fire".
Also I wanted to say that I really loved this web site. Ever since my senior year, I've been trying to find out more
about the North Carolina. And having found this wounderful site, I finally have. Thanks and sorry such a terribly long
comment.

Richard
NH USA - Mon, Mar 09 at 01:44:12 AM


 

JUST WANTED TO ADD MY NAME - I WAS ON THE USS OWEN DD536 DURING THE KOREAN WAR.......
BIG AL MAXWELL <wwwbgalcom>
lafayette, In USA - Sun, Mar 08 at 06:27:28 PM


 

I SERVED ON THE "SHOWBOAT". MY GRANDAUGHTER BROUGHT THIS
SITE TO MY ATTENTION. I'M INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT ABOUT
ANY REUNION GETTOGETHERS. THANKS ALOT!

A.J. PROCELL <ING CA @ AOL.COM>
JOAQUIN, TX USA - Sun, Mar 08 at 02:11:11 PM


 

Our family enjoys coming to Wilmington in the summer. One of the highlights has always been the USS Battleship NC. Thanks for all you do. Please send us information on upcoming events. The website is user friendly, also.
L. Taylor Whitesell <Taylorw@webtv.com>
Troy, NC USA - Sat, Mar 07 at 09:29:42 PM


 

Great site. How bout adding some modern pictures of the ship??? My Father-in-law is here
from England and I was trying to show him a picture of the ship.

Just a suggestion!!!

HM2(FMF) Patrick Hamilton <doc_ham@hotmail.com>
Camp Lejeune, NC USA - Thu, Mar 05 at 09:15:13 PM


 

ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT THIS SHIP, HOWEVER FAR MY NATIVE STATE ,THE WEB SITE HAS PROVIDED A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW IT FROM AFAR, BRAVO ZULU!

CM2 PETE BARKER USNR <CB0717@AOL.COM>
TUCSON, AZ USA - Wed, Mar 04 at 11:55:35 PM


 

My father had served on this ship in ww2 the last time i saw this ship was back in the early 70's someday i hope to take my son here and tell him the story's my father had told me when he had served on her she was and is still a great ship and the night show is something to never to forget i would say that if you want to see history then see the USS NORTH CAROLINA MEMORIAL!!!!! you will never forget it P.S. take lot's of pictures you'll be glad you did
RAY
USA - Wed, Mar 04 at 10:32:24 AM


 

I am viewing this site and sending copies to my dad who was on the North Carolina during the years that the sub attack
took place. His name is William F. Dewey and I beleave he
was a Chief Fire Controlman at the time.

William J. Dewey <bill-barb@msn.com>
Renton, WA USA - Sat, Feb 28 at 11:12:59 PM


 

Glad I found your site. As a native North Carolinian, it was
a taste of home. We go to Ocean Isle every summer.

Frank Folger <folger1@airmail.net>
Trophy Club, TX USA - Sat, Feb 28 at 10:48:08 PM


 

She was great to see,we were visiting a friend in Highpoint and he invited us to go see the battleship.
Hugh&Katie Grubaugh <darkagnes@axom.com>
Mt. Vernon, OH USA - Sat, Feb 28 at 04:55:58 PM


 

very good
Roland marshall
depauville, Ny USA - 5, Feb 27, at 16:17:54


 

Just openned the Naval History page. Glad to find the "SHOW BOAT" listed.

Please give Kim Sincox my regards. Stan De Foe

Stansel E.De Foe,CAPT,USNR(Ret) <sdefo@uit.net>
independence, mo USA - 5, Feb 27, at 06:17:12


 

 


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