USS North Carolina The USS North Carolina earned 15 Battle Stars, to become the most highly decorated American Battleship of World War II. Decommissioned, the great ship is available for tours in Wilmington, NC.
USS North Carolina; Wilmington, North Carolina -- The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships She was the 1st newly-constructed American battleship to enter service during World War II. She took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater and become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II. The USS North Carolina is now a museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, N.C.