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Battleship Up Lighting Project Phase I – Request for Proposals (RFP)

Battleship Up Lighting Project Phase I – Request for Proposals (RFP) Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2023, 4:00PM EST Send submissions and questions to: Mr. Chris Vargo, Assistant Director: or call 910-399-9103 Hand Delivery: 1 Battleship Road NE Wilmington, NC 28401 Background: The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Memorial seeks proposals from qualified lighting providers to… Read more »

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA closed to public Friday, January 21

Wilmington, NC – January 20, 2022 – Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will be closed to visitors Friday, January 21, because of forecast inclement weather. The Ship is expected to open to the public at noon Saturday, January 22, as conditions allow. An ice storm warning is in effect for the area with significant icing expected, according to… Read more »

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA opening delayed for weather

Wilmington, NC – January 14, 2022 – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will open to visitors at the delayed time of 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in order to address any results of forecast inclement weather. A winter storm watch for nearby areas includes the possibility of precipitation and ice overnight Saturday. It is always recommended that… Read more »

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA celebrates strongest summer in years

Wilmington, NC – September 30, 2021 – The summer of 2021 has been the most successful summer in years for business at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Visitor numbers, revenue and store sales were up in a promising return after restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 were implemented in 2020. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start… Read more »

Battleship cofferdam to be flooded after hull repairs finished

The cofferdam surrounding Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will be flooded with water from the Cape Fear River at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, now that repairs to the Ship’s hull are complete. Capt. Terry Bragg, US Navy (ret.), executive director of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, will be available to answer questions from the media at that time.… Read more »

June 2021 programs at the Battleship

All Battleship visitors under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND Saturday and Sunday, June 5 & 6 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Operating aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club will again participate in the annual Museum Ships Weekend. HAM operators may contact the Ship by voice,… Read more »

May 2021 programs at the Battleship

All Battleship visitors under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 6 FOR 60 GUIDED TOURS Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. One weekend a month the Friends of the Battleship offer a 60-minute guided tour for $6. (Price does not include admission.) Discover highlights of the Battleship’s history from… Read more »

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA launches new “Showboat” podcast

Wilmington, NC – October 23, 2020 – Battleship NORTH CAROLINA has launched a new podcast focused on the Ship, the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II. “The Showboat Podcast” shares stories of the extraordinary Ship that steamed into history, what makes her tick, what keeps her going, and her vital contributions today.… Read more »

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