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The Battleship USS North Carolina (SC) - Kagero - KG9636CSN
The Battleship USS North Carolina (SC) - Kagero - KG9636CSN


 
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Stefan Draminski; Super Drawings in 3D. USS North Carolina (BB-55) is the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleship and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named for the State of North Carolina. Launched in 1940, North Carolina was the first U.S. newly built battleship to have taken part in the war in the Pacific. She was the first newly constructed American battleship to enter service during World War II, and took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
During her busy combat career she demonstrated that battleships could perform very well indeed in their new role as escorts for fleet aircraft carriers and weapon platforms providing fire support for ground troops. Having earned no fewer than 15 Battle Stars during her wartime service, North Carolina was the most highly decorated US Navy battleship of World War II. After decommissioning, she escaped the chopping block and is preserved to this day as a floating museum. Illustraed with 100 graphics, color artwork, 1/350 scale plans; 80 pages.