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Showboat—Systems and Design
May 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$40
As the first of the 10 fast battleships that served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed. Hampered by treaty restrictions, naval architects still managed to weave the various ship systems together into an efficient and elegant naval weapons system – the first battleship constructed in sixteen years. LtCol Ken Rittenmeyer, USAF (Ret) will provide participants with an insightful afternoon program explaining these various shipboard systems – armor, fuel, propulsion, electrical, etc. – that make NORTH CAROLINA an effective warship and how they are skillfully incorporated into this engineering wonder. A one-hour presentation followed by a two-hour shipboard exploration comprise this engaging program.
The tour is limited to 10 participants age 18 and older. 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. (Discounted rate of $35 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.