USS North Carolina...She was the first newly constructed American battleship to enter service during World War II, and she took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater of Operations to become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II, accumulating 15 battle stars. The USS North Carolina is now a museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, NC
16 in USS North Carolina at Ulithi, Caroline Islands, 21 Nov 1944. She and sister USS Washington were the US Navy's first post dreadnought era battleships, constructed in the 1930s to 35000 ton Washington Treaty limits. This was problematic: though effective (Washington sank Japanese battleship Kirishima in November 1942) they were very cramped.
My dad, Alan J. Campbell, served aboard the USS North Carolina during World War 2. This ship was in more battles than any other ship in Naval history. Here I have recounted word for word my dads recollections about getting hit by a torpedo while in the Pacific. Battleships of World War 2 - The #USS #North #Carolina #BB-55