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USS North Carolina
Missouri and North Carolina click to enlarge
North Carolina Class Battleship
The USS North Carolina was the first of the fast battleships, a more streamlined ship compared to the earlier classes. Together with her sister ship the USS Washington, these two ships proved their worth to the fleet in surface engagements, anti aircraft defense, and shore bombardment.

Displacement 35,000 Tons
Dimensions, 728' 9" (oa) x 108' 4" x 35' 6" (Max)
Armament 9 x 16"/45 20 x 5"/38 AA, 16 x 1.1" 12 x 0.5", 3 AC
Armor, 12" Belt, 16" Turrets, 1 1/2" Main Deck, +5 1/2" Armored (2nd) deck, +3/4" Third Deck, 16" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 115,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 27 Knots
Crew 1880.

This metal miniature represents the North Carolina class in a mid to late war configuration. The detail is not as good as some manufactures but is acceptable for someone who just wants to have a representation of the ship, without inviting close-up inspection.