Magazine article Sea Classics

Events at the Battleship North Carolina

Magazine article Sea Classics

Events at the Battleship North Carolina

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FIREPOWER: THE GUNS - 11 March, 12 pm-4:30 pm / $50 per person; $45 for Friends, members, or active military.

In the afternoon session participants learn about and explore the Battleship's 16-in and 5-in 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-cal guns).

The program 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.

BATTLESHIP 101 - 18 March, 9 am-11:30 am; 12 pm-2 pm / Free with Battleship admission.

Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: Gunnery, radar, sick bay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life. Try on helmets, raise signal flags, "text" using semaphore flags, tap out your name using Morse code, type on vintage typewriters, and more! Volunteers staff the ship from stem to stern to help you have a grand time aboard ship. A great event for all ages.

EGG HUNT AND CARNIVAL - 14 April 14,10 am-2 pm / $5 per person (including adults), children 2 and under are free.

Join in a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt Carnival in Battleship Park. Children wil find pony rides, eggs, bounce houses, candy, games, and Buddy, the Battleship Easter Bunny! Egg hunts wil be continuous throughout the day. (This event is weather dependent. …

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