All Battleship visitors under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


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, digital or Morse code. The Battleship’s callsign is NI4BK. Sponsored annually by the Battleship NEW JERSEY Amateur Radio Club, the event includes up to 63 museum ships worldwide with HAM radio operators aboard ready to make contacts with other ships’ HAM operators. For confirmation of contact with Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, radio operators should send a QSL card with a size 10 envelope and SASE to P.O. Box 4044, Wilmington, NC 28406. For details, contact Allan Pellnat, 910-799-1694 or KX2H@ATT.NET.


Saturday and Sunday, June 5 & 6

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 a trained docent.


Saturday, June 12

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The popular event is back! 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. A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras! (Free with paid admission.)


Saturday and Sunday, June 12 & 13

9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Celebrate Flag Day weekend by having an American flag flown over the Battleship, and learning how to fold and display it correctly. The Friends of the Battleship will have flags available for $40 or provide your own.

About the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported, and relies primarily on admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, rentals, 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, the Battleship is open daily. Visit or follow us at, and for more information. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (

About the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts, in part, as a fundraising arm for the Battleship. They support the Museum Department with funding to assist, promote, and perpetuate educational and restoration efforts of the Ship, and also offer paid tours of the Battleship using certified, volunteer tour guides. Through the use of Ambassadors, also volunteer, they provide support to visitors and help to educate the public about the Battleship and the Friends organization through community outreach. Visit or follow for more information.

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