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USS North Carolina...She was the first newly constructed American battleship to enter service during World War II, and she took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater of Operations to become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II, accumulating 15 battle stars.[4] The USS North Carolina is now a museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, NC


Tugs nudging 16 in battleship USS North Carolina into berth upon her arrival in Wilmington in 1961, where she remains as a museum shop today. She was name ship of the first post dreadnought class of US battleships (Washington was the other), being commissioned in April 1941 and giving distinguished war service.