February Programming Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON, NC – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announces the programming schedule for February, 2016. Firepower! Find ‘em, Track ‘em: Introduction to Fire Control (Part One) Saturday, February 13, 2016 8:30 am – 11:30 am $40 per person. $35 for Friends members or active military. Plus tax. The Battleship is a floating weapons platform, but the finest guns are of little use without the means to direct their fire accurately at the target. The morning program presenters will discuss the various types of fire control equipment (directors/optical range finders, radar, computers) and how main and secondary battery plotting rooms and the combat information center operated. The two programs are 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.16-inch gun house Shoot ‘em: The Guns (Part Two) Saturday, February 13, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm $45 per person. $40 for Friends members or active military. Plus tax. In the afternoon session participants learn about and explore the Battleship's 16-inch and 5-inch 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 caliber guns). The two programs are 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. Sailor Saturdays Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:00 am – 3:00 pm FREE with Battleship Admission. Ahoy kids, parents, and youth leaders! Try on helmets, raise signal flags, “text” using semaphore flags, tap out your name using Morse code, type on vintage typewriters, and more! Friendly, knowledgeable volunteer staff from stem to stern to help you have a grand time onboard ship. NC QSO Azalea Coast Amateur Ham Radio Club Event Sunday, February 28, 2016 Ham Radio Club Party throughout North Carolina, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm The North Carolina QSO Party for amateur radio will be held February 28, 2016, and we will be operating from BB55 for the event. The USS North Carolina is worth extra bonus points for those amateur radio operators who make a contact with the club via amateur radio on board the ship. The amateur radio call sign for the ship is NI4BK. For more information about the NC QSO radio events, call 910-367-1758.battleship About Battleship NORTH CAROLINA The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship's Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Bloghttp://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).  

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