The Battleship interprets the history of all ships named NORTH CAROLINA and the collections represent these ships:

  • Ship-of-the-Line NORTH CAROLINA, 1824-1867
  • Confederate Ironclad NORTH CAROLINA, 1863-1864
  • Armored Cruiser NORTH CAROLINA (ACR-12), 1908-1921
  • Battleship NORTH CAROLINA (BB-52), 1919-1922
  • Battleship NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55), 1941-1947
  • Nuclear Attack Submarine NORTH CAROLINA (SSN-777), Commissioned May 2008


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The Battleship’s photograph, paper and book archives are primarily a research source for historical and technical information about the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) but there are also materials on the other NORTH CAROLINA ships. Send inquiries to the Curator, Mary Ames Booker, at or call 910-399-9114.

The Battleship does not keep official military records. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration maintains all official military records. Military veterans or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran may order a copy of the records through the website


The Battleship collects artifacts and archival materials directly related to the construction and service of all ships name NORTH CAROLINA.  Items related to the officers and crew or the shipyard workers who constructed the ships are collected as well.  Also collected are representative items of installed equipment, gear, uniforms, life onboard and documents of combat that were common to each ship.

Objects and archival materials, including photographs, are primarily added to the collection through donation. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Curator Mary Ames Booker at or call 910-399-9114.