The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a powerful symbol of our gratitude and pride for those who served in World War II and for all who serve in our nation’s armed forces and their families.

It is our state’s memorial to the 11,000 North Carolinians who died during World War II. It is a powerful testimonial to those who continue to give their lives in support of our freedom today.

The NORTH CAROLINA is a living classroom where students, teachers, and families share our history and much more. The Battleship and surrounding Eagles Island provide an exciting learning environment to teach science, math, and engineering.

And our Battleship is an economic engine for tourism, jobs, and the economy, attracting more than 300,000 visitors each year.

The Generations Campaign is a Call to All Hands to actively support this treasured monument as a powerful place to share our history and introduce the call to duty – to teach, to learn, and to serve.


The Need Is Real!

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, investments and donations. The Battleship seeks the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations statewide and nationally to fund its critical needs through the Generations Campaign. Such needs include

  • Repairing the Ship’s hull. Since coming to her berth in 1961, more than 50 years of wind and water at the tide line have left the Ship’s hull paper-thin in places. This is scheduled to be remedied in 2020.
  • Developing her educational leadership. Qualified museum educators will develop exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs meeting state and national curriculum requirements in addition to continuing the Ship’s role in teaching the lessons of history and inspiring civic duty to future generations of North Carolinians.
  • Reducing flooding and its effects. The Living with Water project aims to reduce regular flooding at the Battleship site. It proposes restoring more than 800 feet of shoreline and 2 acres of wetlands to reduce the impact of future storms, coastal storm surges, tidal floods and stormwater run-off and to enhance fish, wildlife and their associated habitats.

The Generations Campaign will repair the hull, utilizing a cofferdam system; add extra benefit to tours and Eagles Island trails; and maintain access to keep the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA proud as a memorial and year-round event and educational attraction.

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