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2021/281. "Teak Decks of USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)"USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) was the lead ship of the North Carolina C...
10/09/2021

2021/281. "Teak Decks of USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)"

USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) was the lead ship of the North Carolina Class of fast big gun warships and the first newly constructed American battleship at that time to enter service during World War II. Nicknamed Showboat, because of all the media attention she received as she was being built and tested, the USS North Carolina was a true naval marvel and the fastest most heavily armed ship (carrying sixteen 400 mm guns) in the fleet at the time of her commissioning in 1941. The North Carolina took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations, often protecting aircraft carriers, to become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II by accumulating 15 battle stars.

During her first battle in August of 1942, the Japanese gathered powerful forces at the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s, to destroy the American ships. North Carolina B-55 was guarding the carrier Enterprise when dive bombers began fiercely attacking the ship. “The Battleship’s anti-aircraft barrage helped save the carrier Enterprise, thereby establishing her primary role as the fastest battleship and protector of aircraft carriers.” During World War II she protected air craft carriers, rescued downed pilots, refueled destroyers, and carried out ship bombardments. The USS North Carolina, decommissioned in June 1947, is now a floating museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, NC.

Wood decks, as seen here, were used on battleships as late as 1945. Wood was useful for keeping the ships livable. Wooden decking served as effective insulation. Heat travels quickly through metal, and not so well through wood. As such, adding a wooden deck would help keep the ship warm in winter and cool in summer, especially important since ships of that time period were poorly ventilated. Wooden decks also made a good non-slip deck covering. Metal decks on the other hand could easily become slick, especially when wet or oily.

1/2500 sec, at f/5.6 ISO 125
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens at 24mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Re*****on Photographics' Photo of the Day for October 8, 2021.

© 2021 J.W. Re*****on Photographics. All rights reserved.

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2021/281. "Teak Decks of USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)"

USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) was the lead ship of the North Carolina Class of fast big gun warships and the first newly constructed American battleship at that time to enter service during World War II. Nicknamed Showboat, because of all the media attention she received as she was being built and tested, the USS North Carolina was a true naval marvel and the fastest most heavily armed ship (carrying sixteen 400 mm guns) in the fleet at the time of her commissioning in 1941. The North Carolina took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations, often protecting aircraft carriers, to become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II by accumulating 15 battle stars.

During her first battle in August of 1942, the Japanese gathered powerful forces at the Battle of the Eastern Solomon’s, to destroy the American ships. North Carolina B-55 was guarding the carrier Enterprise when dive bombers began fiercely attacking the ship. “The Battleship’s anti-aircraft barrage helped save the carrier Enterprise, thereby establishing her primary role as the fastest battleship and protector of aircraft carriers.” During World War II she protected air craft carriers, rescued downed pilots, refueled destroyers, and carried out ship bombardments. The USS North Carolina, decommissioned in June 1947, is now a floating museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, NC.

Wood decks, as seen here, were used on battleships as late as 1945. Wood was useful for keeping the ships livable. Wooden decking served as effective insulation. Heat travels quickly through metal, and not so well through wood. As such, adding a wooden deck would help keep the ship warm in winter and cool in summer, especially important since ships of that time period were poorly ventilated. Wooden decks also made a good non-slip deck covering. Metal decks on the other hand could easily become slick, especially when wet or oily.

1/2500 sec, at f/5.6 ISO 125
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens at 24mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Re*****on Photographics' Photo of the Day for October 8, 2021.

© 2021 J.W. Re*****on Photographics. All rights reserved.

#ussnorthcarolina #northcarolina #teak #wood #wooddeck #battleship #usnavy #navy #bb55 #ship #ushistory #historicaltourism #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #photooftheday #potd #picoftheday #canon #MDPPA #PPA #ASMPDC #vaphotographer #virginiaphotographer #dmvphotographer #dcphotographer

2021/280. "45,500 Metric Tons of Naval Power"The North Carolina battleship class was the first new battleship design bui...
10/08/2021

2021/280. "45,500 Metric Tons of Naval Power"

The North Carolina battleship class was the first new battleship design built under the Washington Naval Treaty system; her design was bound by the terms of the Second London Naval Treaty of 1936, which added a restriction on her main battery of guns that they be no larger than 14 inches. The General Board evaluated a number of designs ranging from traditional 23-knot (26 mph) battleships akin to the "standard" series or fast battleships, and ultimately a fast battleship armed with twelve 14-inch guns was selected. After the ships were authorized, however, the United States invoked the escalator clause in the treaty that permitted an increase to 16 in (406 mm) guns in the event that any member nation refused to sign the treaty, which Japan refused to do.

North Carolina is 728 feet 9 inches long overall and has a beam of 108 ft 4 in and a draft of 32 ft 11.5 in. Her standard displacement amounted to 35,000 long tons (36,000 t) and increased to 44,800 long tons (45,500 t) at full combat load. The ship was powered by four General Electric steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by eight oil-fired Babcock & Wilcox boilers. Rated at 121,000 shaft horsepower (90,000 kW), the turbines were intended to give a top speed of 28 knots (32 mph). The ship had a cruising range of 17,450 nautical miles (20,080 mi) at a speed of 15 knots (17 mph). She carried three Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes for aerial reconnaissance, which were launched by a pair of aircraft catapults on her fantail. Her peace time crew numbered 1,800 officers and enlisted men, but during the war the crew swelled to 99 officers and 2,035 enlisted.

The ship is armed with a main battery of nine 16 in /45 caliber Mark 6 guns in a trio of three-gun turrets on the centerline, two of which were placed in a superfiring pair forward, with the third aft. The secondary battery consisted of twenty 5 in (127 mm) /38 caliber dual purpose guns mounted in twin turrets clustered amidships, five turrets on either side. As designed, the ship was equipped with an anti-aircraft battery of sixteen 1.1 in (28 mm) guns and eighteen .50-caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns,[b] but her anti-aircraft battery was expanded greatly during her career.

The main armored belt is 12 in (305 mm) thick, while the main armored deck is up to 5.5 in (140 mm) thick. The main battery gun turrets have 16 in (406 mm) thick faces, and they were mounted atop barbettes that were protected with the same thickness of steel. The conning tower had 14.7 in (373 mm) thick sides. The ship's armor layout was designed with opponents equipped with 14-inch guns in mind, but since the treaty system broke down just before construction began, her design could not be revised to improve the scale of protection to defend against heavier guns. Despite this shortcoming, the North Carolina class proved to be more successful battleships than the better-armored but very cramped South Dakota class.

1/100 sec, at f/16 ISO 100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens at 27mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Re*****on Photographics' Photo of the Day for October 8, 2021.

© 2021 J.W. Re*****on Photographics. All rights reserved.

#ussnorthcarolina #northcarolina #battleship #usnavy #navy #bb55 #ship #ushistory #historicaltourism #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #photooftheday #potd #picoftheday #canon #MDPPA #PPA #ASMPDC #vaphotographer #virginiaphotographer #dmvphotographer #dcphotographer

2021/280. "45,500 Metric Tons of Naval Power"

The North Carolina battleship class was the first new battleship design built under the Washington Naval Treaty system; her design was bound by the terms of the Second London Naval Treaty of 1936, which added a restriction on her main battery of guns that they be no larger than 14 inches. The General Board evaluated a number of designs ranging from traditional 23-knot (26 mph) battleships akin to the "standard" series or fast battleships, and ultimately a fast battleship armed with twelve 14-inch guns was selected. After the ships were authorized, however, the United States invoked the escalator clause in the treaty that permitted an increase to 16 in (406 mm) guns in the event that any member nation refused to sign the treaty, which Japan refused to do.

North Carolina is 728 feet 9 inches long overall and has a beam of 108 ft 4 in and a draft of 32 ft 11.5 in. Her standard displacement amounted to 35,000 long tons (36,000 t) and increased to 44,800 long tons (45,500 t) at full combat load. The ship was powered by four General Electric steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by eight oil-fired Babcock & Wilcox boilers. Rated at 121,000 shaft horsepower (90,000 kW), the turbines were intended to give a top speed of 28 knots (32 mph). The ship had a cruising range of 17,450 nautical miles (20,080 mi) at a speed of 15 knots (17 mph). She carried three Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes for aerial reconnaissance, which were launched by a pair of aircraft catapults on her fantail. Her peace time crew numbered 1,800 officers and enlisted men, but during the war the crew swelled to 99 officers and 2,035 enlisted.

The ship is armed with a main battery of nine 16 in /45 caliber Mark 6 guns in a trio of three-gun turrets on the centerline, two of which were placed in a superfiring pair forward, with the third aft. The secondary battery consisted of twenty 5 in (127 mm) /38 caliber dual purpose guns mounted in twin turrets clustered amidships, five turrets on either side. As designed, the ship was equipped with an anti-aircraft battery of sixteen 1.1 in (28 mm) guns and eighteen .50-caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns,[b] but her anti-aircraft battery was expanded greatly during her career.

The main armored belt is 12 in (305 mm) thick, while the main armored deck is up to 5.5 in (140 mm) thick. The main battery gun turrets have 16 in (406 mm) thick faces, and they were mounted atop barbettes that were protected with the same thickness of steel. The conning tower had 14.7 in (373 mm) thick sides. The ship's armor layout was designed with opponents equipped with 14-inch guns in mind, but since the treaty system broke down just before construction began, her design could not be revised to improve the scale of protection to defend against heavier guns. Despite this shortcoming, the North Carolina class proved to be more successful battleships than the better-armored but very cramped South Dakota class.

1/100 sec, at f/16 ISO 100
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens at 27mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Re*****on Photographics' Photo of the Day for October 8, 2021.

© 2021 J.W. Re*****on Photographics. All rights reserved.

#ussnorthcarolina #northcarolina #battleship #usnavy #navy #bb55 #ship #ushistory #historicaltourism #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #photooftheday #potd #picoftheday #canon #MDPPA #PPA #ASMPDC #vaphotographer #virginiaphotographer #dmvphotographer #dcphotographer

2021/279. "USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)"USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) is the lead ship of the North Carolina class of fast ba...
10/07/2021

2021/279. "USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)"

USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) is the lead ship of the North Carolina class of fast battleships, the first vessel of the type built for the United States Navy. Built under the Washington Treaty system, North Carolina's design was limited in displacement and armament, though the United States used a clause in the Second London Naval Treaty to increase the main battery from the original armament of twelve 14-inch (356 mm) guns to nine 16 in (406 mm) guns. The ship was laid down in 1937 and completed in April 1941, while the United States was still neutral during World War II.

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, North Carolina mobilized for war and was initially sent to counter a possible sortie by the German battleship Tirpitz, though this did not materialize and North Carolina was promptly transferred to the Pacific to strengthen Allied forces during the Guadalcanal campaign. There, she screened aircraft carriers engaged in the campaign and took part in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24–25 August 1942, where she shot down several Japanese aircraft. The next month, she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine but was not seriously damaged. After repairs, she returned to the campaign and continued to screen carriers during the campaigns across the central Pacific in 1943 and 1944, including the Gilberts and Marshall Islands and the Mariana and Palau Islands, where she saw action during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

The ship was undergoing a refit during the invasion of the Philippines but took part in the later stages of the Philippines campaign and was present when the fleet was damaged by Typhoon Cobra. She took part in offensive operations in support of the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945, including numerous attacks on Japan. Following the surrender of Japan in August, she carried American personnel home during Operation Magic Carpet. North Carolina operated briefly off the east coast of the United States in 1946 before being decommissioned the next year and placed in reserve. Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1960, the ship was saved from the breaker's yard by a campaign to preserve the vessel as a museum ship in her namesake state. In 1962, the North Carolina museum was opened in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1/2500 sec, at f/4 ISO 100
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens at 35mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Re*****on Photographics' Photo of the Day for October 6, 2021.

© 2021 J.W. Re*****on Photographics. All rights reserved.

#ussnorthcarolina #northcarolina #battleship #usnavy #navy #bb55 #ship #ushistory #historicaltourism #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #photooftheday #potd #picoftheday #canon #MDPPA #PPA #ASMPDC #vaphotographer #virginiaphotographer #dmvphotographer #dcphotographer

2021/279. "USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)"

USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55) is the lead ship of the North Carolina class of fast battleships, the first vessel of the type built for the United States Navy. Built under the Washington Treaty system, North Carolina's design was limited in displacement and armament, though the United States used a clause in the Second London Naval Treaty to increase the main battery from the original armament of twelve 14-inch (356 mm) guns to nine 16 in (406 mm) guns. The ship was laid down in 1937 and completed in April 1941, while the United States was still neutral during World War II.

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, North Carolina mobilized for war and was initially sent to counter a possible sortie by the German battleship Tirpitz, though this did not materialize and North Carolina was promptly transferred to the Pacific to strengthen Allied forces during the Guadalcanal campaign. There, she screened aircraft carriers engaged in the campaign and took part in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24–25 August 1942, where she shot down several Japanese aircraft. The next month, she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine but was not seriously damaged. After repairs, she returned to the campaign and continued to screen carriers during the campaigns across the central Pacific in 1943 and 1944, including the Gilberts and Marshall Islands and the Mariana and Palau Islands, where she saw action during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

The ship was undergoing a refit during the invasion of the Philippines but took part in the later stages of the Philippines campaign and was present when the fleet was damaged by Typhoon Cobra. She took part in offensive operations in support of the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945, including numerous attacks on Japan. Following the surrender of Japan in August, she carried American personnel home during Operation Magic Carpet. North Carolina operated briefly off the east coast of the United States in 1946 before being decommissioned the next year and placed in reserve. Stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1960, the ship was saved from the breaker's yard by a campaign to preserve the vessel as a museum ship in her namesake state. In 1962, the North Carolina museum was opened in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1/2500 sec, at f/4 ISO 100
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens at 35mm

I hope you enjoy today's J.W. Re*****on Photographics' Photo of the Day for October 6, 2021.

© 2021 J.W. Re*****on Photographics. All rights reserved.

#ussnorthcarolina #northcarolina #battleship #usnavy #navy #bb55 #ship #ushistory #historicaltourism #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #photooftheday #potd #picoftheday #canon #MDPPA #PPA #ASMPDC #vaphotographer #virginiaphotographer #dmvphotographer #dcphotographer

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Great meeting you Jim at IACP!