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The significance of the USS North Carolina on January 30th 1944?

Basically what the USS North Carolina did on the battle and any detail

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  • 7 years ago
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    USS North Carolina (BB-55) (Showboat) was the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the State of 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, N.C.

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  • 7 years ago

    Actually USAFisnumber1 they learned a lot with the NC class and then built the South Dakota 2 class which included the USS South Dakota, Alabama, Indiana and Massachusetts and incorporated the all or nothing scheme of protection. Later the Navy decided to build another class of battleships which were enlarged versions of the South Dakota 2 class. However with that said the NC class ships gave a good account of themselves in battle.

    As for the OP's original question the North Carolina was involved in the Battle of Kwajalein as part of Task Force 58 under Admiral Marc Mitscher providing fire support for troops on the ground.

  • 7 years ago

    The previous class, the South Dakota class was designed in the 1920s so the NC class was the first new design in over 10 years. It was a real mish mash of design. They did not know if they were going to put on 14 inch guns or 16 inch guns. They did not know if they wanted a slower more armored ship or a fast lighter armored shop. It has propeller and shaft problems, causing bad vibrations. They only made two before they gave it up and went with the Iowa class which in all respects was a far superior ship.

    Look up Task Force 58 if you want to know what it was doing in JAN 44.

  • 7 years ago

    She sank a Japanese transport off the coast of Japan.

    If you want more than that, be prepared to go doing real research at the Naval History and Heritage Command.

    Source(s): Active-duty Navy
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  • 7 years ago

    im not sure your Teacher would like you to cheat by copying our answers

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