During World War II, NORTH CAROLINA participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations
and earned 15 battle stars. Although Japanese radio announcements claimed six times that NORTH CAROLINA had been sunk, she
survived many close calls and near misses - such as the Japanese torpedo which slammed into the Battleship’s hull on
15 September 1942. A quick response on the part of the crew allowed the mighty Ship to keep up with the fleet. By war’s
end, she lost ten men in action and had 67 wounded.
Decommissioned in June 1947, she was part of the "mothball" fleet until stricken from the navy list
in June 1960. The following year, North Carolina was transferred to the State of North Carolina to become a memorial and museum
at Wilmington, where she remains to this day.
This beautiful depiction of the battleship USS North Carolina is a reproduction of a watercolor painting by
Paul Norton. It is done so well that it is almost impossible to tell the difference from the original –
it is reproduced on high quality watercolor paper. The print is 18" x 24". We
recommend that it be double matted in a 20” x 24” frame with a 13 ½” x 19” mat opening.