The Legacy Series
Armored Cruiser NORTH CAROLINA and the Great War
2nd Saturdays Programs
Saturday, June 8, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00pm
June kicks off the annual Battleship’s 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. In the Visitor Center enjoy engaging with uniformed interpreters and asking about their elaborate displays of WWI uniforms, guns and equipment.
Under the Sea with Submarine USS NORTH CAROLINA
2nd Saturdays Programs
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00pm
This July, the Legacy Series continues as we go Under the Sea with Submarine USS NORTH CAROLINA. Discover life aboard U.S. Navy submarines at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA in the Visitors Center. Area submarine veterans will bring “show and tell items” and video to engage visitors about different eras of submarine development, technologies, equipment, mission, and daily life aboard these undersea warriors.
Part of the Legacy Series celebrating the service of all warships named NORTH CAROLINA, Under the Sea with Submarine USS NORTH CAROLINA highlights the newest of the state’s namesakes. Attack submarine NORTH CAROLINA (SSN 777) is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name and fourth in the VIRGINIA class, the Navy’s next-generation attack submarine. North Carolina has improved stealthiness, sophisticated surveillance capabilities and Special Warfare enhancements which enable it to meet the Navy's multi-mission requirements.
Virginia class submarines are able to attack targets ashore with highly accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and conduct covert long-term surveillance of land areas, littoral waters or other sea-based forces. Other missions include anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare; special forces delivery and support; and mine delivery and minefield mapping. With enhanced communications connectivity, the submarine also will provide important battle group and joint task force support, with full integration into carrier battle group operations. Free with Battleship admission.
The Blue and Gray Navies
2nd Saturdays Program
Saturday, August 10, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carolina Living History Guild members will set up displays that highlight the history of the USS North Carolina and the CSS North Carolina during the American Civil War. Displays will include steam engineering, ironclad ship construction, navigation, small arms of the US and CS navies, and the “arts of the sailor.” Visitors will be able to view reproductions of period small arms and working models of steam engines, as well as many other items. Guild members will discuss with visitors the vast differences between the 1824 ship-of-the-line and the newly constructed Confederate ironclad gunboat, and how these differences highlighted the change in naval and military technology in the 1860s.
Description of the Presenting Group – The Carolina Living History Guild is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the history of the United States during the French & Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War, with particular emphasis on the maritime and naval heritage of the country. Many of the Guild’s members are employees, volunteers, and/or board members at museums and historic sites across North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, and are dedicated to the preservation of the nation’s history and heritage. The Guild has conducted living history programs at many North Carolina historic sites and state parks, as well as at several national parks throughout its six years of existence. Free with Battleship admission.