The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is going to have special guests on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Retired Lt Colonel Duncan Jewell USMC, former battleship crew member, and his family are coming to visit what Jewell used to call home. While serving on BB55 from 1942 – 1944, he was the Marine commanding officer. Now, at the young age of 95, Jewell will take us all through a trip down memory lane. Please help us welcome him aboard.
Dria Jewell and Nori Shaw, daughters of Duncan Jewell state, “We are so delighted to reconnect our father with his WWII battleship. This is a truly remarkable day for him to share this most important part of his life history with three generations of his family, who will all cherish these moments and pass their memories to future generations. It is occasions such as this that will keep the Greatest Generation’s legacy alive.”
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 Blog http://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).