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Battleship North Carolina

Lost service members honored on Battleship

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video It was a day of remembrance for those we have loved and lost in our armed services. Full story...
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Book reveals unsung hero's story on the Battleship NC

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video War stories are often traded on the decks of the USS North Carolina, but this tale is somewhat different than the rest. From passing gunpowder to saving the ship, an uncommon hero refused to give in to racial stereotypes and fought for our freedom while battling for eqaulity in World War II. Full story...
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Renovations done on Battleship masts

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Work is done fixing up part of the Battleship North Carolina. As part of its continuous preservation, the Battleship got repairs on its forward and main masts. Full story...
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Folks explore uncharted parts of our 'Showboat'

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video Thrill seekers and history buffs explored the uncharted parts of the Battleship North Carolina this weekend. Saturday, the Battleship opened some of the usually-closed doors for about 90 folks. Full story...
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Battleship attendance best in 18 years

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The Battleship North Carolina announced today that attendance continues to increase with the best December in 18 years. Almost 6,800 paid visitors came to the ship in December 2011. Fiscal year visitation numbers are also up, reaching an increase of 13 percent. Full story...
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Battleship bow repairs finished

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Taylor Brothers Marine Construction finished the project within the contract time frame and under budget. The company replaced steel plates at the "wind-water" line on the starboard bow. Full story...
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Battleship documentary nominated for regional Emmy

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A documentary about the Battleship North Carolina is up for a regional Emmy Award. Rob Hill of Common Sense Films has been nominated in the Best Editor/Program category for "Battleship North Carolina: The Showboat Legacy." Full story...
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Transportation logistics required for Saturday's Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

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video You're going to need extra patience driving around Wilmington on Saturday. There will be a few traffic hotspots due to the internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country will be biking, running and swimming around historic Wilmington. Full story...
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Kids enjoy fright-free event at Battleship North Carolina

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It was a spooktacular good time for kids at the Battleship North Carolina Tuesday night. The event is designed to not be quite as spooky as others. From super heroes to little monsters, tiny tots dressed up in their Halloween’s best for the 3rd Annual Batty Battleship Halloween Bash. Kids could enjoy pony and camel rides, freshly popped popcorn and of course, lots of candy. Full story...
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Ghost Ship sets sail tonight

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One of our area's more popular Halloween attractions gets started tonight. The Battleship North Carolina will turn green and become the Ghost Ship. Full story...
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Former crewman hopes to bring Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to Wilmington

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video If a Wilmington man gets his way, you could be climbing aboard a new ship in the Cape Fear River in the future. The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is still in service, but a former crew member hopes that when the ship is decommissioned it will make its permanent home in the Port City. Full story...
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1961 prices set all-time attendance record for Battleship

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Turning back the clock set a record at the Battleship North Carolina over the weekend. The Battleship charged 1961 prices Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ship's arrival in Wilmington. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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Battleship named Attraction of the Year

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Seven decades after entering World War II, the Battleship North Carolina has earned another honor. Last night the North Carolina Travel Industry Association honored the Battleship as its 2011 Attraction of the Year. Full story...
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Wilmington revs up its need for speed

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The Cape Fear had a need for speed this weekend. But don’t get confused. This isn’t your everyday car show. Full story...
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