The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA oversees a wide variety of Friends’ initiatives in support of the battleship and its activities.  These initiatives include recruiting Friends’ members, fundraising, training programs for docents and ambassadors, community outreach, and general support of the ship’s events, programs, and activities.

Through the various activities managed by the Board of Directors, we hope to attract more visitors to the ship, increase the number of Friends memberships, and encourage community participation.

All Friends members are eligible to apply to be members of the Board of Directors. The Board needs expertise in areas such as finance, membership recruitment, nominating, marketing/publicity, naval heritage, tourism, and education.

Board Members are expected to

  • Join the Friends at a level of their choosing
  • Attend meetings with regularity
  • Promote, attend and assist with Battleship functions
  • Promote the Friends by spreading the word about membership and events
  • Provide sound advice in their fields of expertise
  • Suggest ideas for, encourage, assist, or develop one major annual fundraising event

For a current list of the Friends Board of Directors, visit If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please email or call 910-399-9117.

The Battleship receives no funding from federal, state or local governments for its operations. Friends of the Battleship North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and acts as the fundraising arm for the Battleship.  The Ship’s primary revenue sources are admissions, gift shop sales, rentals, donations, investments and Friends memberships.