Battleship hopes license plates will bring in revenue

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Submitted: Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:46pm
Updated: Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:53pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Battleship North Carolina hopes your car can help keep the state’s World War II memorial afloat.

The Battleship is accepting applications for a new specialized Battleship North Carolina license plate. The plates will provide sustainable revenue for operations of the ship, which does not receive state or federal funding for day-to-day functionality.

The cost is an annual $30 for a regular plate or $60 for personalized plus the regular license fee. The Battleship receives $20 for each plate purchased.

For more information on order a Battleship tag visit

The Battleship needs a minimum of 300 applications from North Carolina residents who currently have vehicles registered with the DMV before the plate will be produced. Once the Battleship has received the proper number of applications, they will then be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles for manufacturing to begin.


  • Wilmington Observer says:

    I wonder how confused people, in other states, will be when they see these license plates that read, “First in FLIGHT” and then see the “Battle SHIP” caption. Get it?. First in FLIGHT?? SHIP?? Oh, never mind ………. I thought it was funny.

    Wilmington Observer

  • Vog46 says:

    Your “flight of fancy” regarding the battleship sank your attempt at humor.
    Though I did find it humorous myself….


  • tke1 says:

    Oh, My God!!!!! How can this be???? The battleship has guns showing on it. Children who look at these license plates will be punished for looking at guns!!!!! No battleship tags allowed withing 3 miles of a school bus route or school!!!!!!
    (For those liberals who read this—I am being sarcastic. )

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