Allied Warships


North Carolina class

2 ships

The battleship USS North Carolina (BB 55) of the US Navy.

Technical information

Displacement37484 BRT 
Length729 feet 
Complement1880 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
9 16"/45 guns (3x3).
20 5"/38 DP guns (10x2).
16 1.1" AA (4x4).
18 .50 cal MG. 3 aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed28 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Notes on class 

US Navy US Navy ships of the North Carolina class

To see all North Carolina class ships click here.

USS Washington (BB 56)
USS North Carolina (BB 55)

2 Battleships of the North Carolina class.

See all US Navy Battleship classes.

US fast battleships 1936-47

Lawrence Burr

Books dealing with this subject include:

US battleships 1941-1963, Wayne Scarpaci, 2009
US fast battleships 1936-47, Lawrence Burr, 2010

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