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March 7 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm$90
The Battleship is a floating weapons platform, but the finest guns are of little use without the means to direct their fire accurately at the target. Participants will explore the ship while learning about the various types of fire control equipment (directors/optical range finders, radar, computers) and how main and secondary battery plotting rooms and the combat information center operated.
In the afternoon session participants learn about and explore the Battleship’s 16-inch and 5-inch guns from the gun houses to the ammunition loading compartments; the 40mm and 20mm guns, and the weapons that they replaced (1.10 and 50 caliber guns).
The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and is limited to 24 participants. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera!
Registration and payment are due the Thursday before the event and include lunch. (Discounted rate of $85 available to Friends members and active military with ID.)
To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson or call 910-399-9101.
*Sales tax is applicable