For when it’s not possible to visit the Ship in person, we’ve put together some links to help you share in the Battleship experience!

Archives

  • Experience our Sea Stories, providing the history of the Battleship in the words of the men who worked on it.

App

Download the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA app from Google Play or the App Store to enrich your visit to the Battleship or to learn more at home.

  • View the collections.
  • Play Battleship games.
  • Watch videos.
  • And more!

Showboat Voyages

  • Meet the Showboat: Using Zoom, our expert volunteers present adult programs on the Ship’s history, daily life, ship design and innovations, Marine Detachment, gunfire control systems, and the legacy of ships named NORTH CAROLINA. Register today for these free programs.
  • The Showboat Podcast: Immerse yourself in the Battleship’s adventures past and present through a series of brief audio programs.
  • Examine the Showboat: You get to be the inquisitive historian with the opportunity to pour through a thousand new scans of primary (original) archival materials. Who knows which treasure will excite your imagination?
  • Discover the Showboat: Explore the city at sea through links to digital video tours by knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers.

 

 

Lesson plans

Engage students with one of our Battleship-based lesson plans for a variety of ages.

Activities

Social media

Visit us on social media for more about what’s happening at the Battleship and ties to history:

Zoom virtual backgrounds

Show your love for the Battleship during video conferences with our virtual backgrounds.

Portside view of Battleship with tall grasses in foreground

 

 

 

 

 

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Portside view of Battleship on a cloudy day

 

 

 

 

 

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You can also check out the North Carolina Museum of History’s virtual backgrounds, which include one showing the Battleship being moved up the Cape Fear River!