FIRE CONTROL: The Brains Behind the Guns
MARCH 4, 2017, NOON TO 4:30
NOVEMBER 4, 2017, NOON TO 4:30

$50 per person.  $45 for Friends members or active military.

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. Program presenters will discuss the various types of fire control equipment (directors/optical range finders, radar, computers) and how main and secondary battery plotting rooms, fire control tower, gun turrets, fire control directors and the combat information center operated to fight the ship effectively.  After a brief classroom presentation, participants will be off with small groups to examine the equipment and spaces with experts.

The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and limited to 32 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 Thursday before the event.

To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson at leads@battleshipnc.com or call 910-251-5797.

Firepower: The Guns
March 11, 2017, Noon to 4:30

$50 per person. $45 for Friends members or active military.  

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 programs is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and limited to 24 participants. It is not appropriate for those who may have difficulty climbing narrow ladders. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera!

Registration and payment are due Thursday before the event.

To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson at leads@battleshipnc.com or call 910-251-5797.