USS North Carolina
16 in North Carolina class battleship USS Washington with 14 in King George V class battleship HMS Duke of York, pictured in mid 1942 whilst the former was detached to the British Home Fleet. They both sank enemy capital ships in WW2; a rare feat - Washington the Japanese Kirishima off Guadalcanal later that year and Duke of York the German Scharnhorst on Boxing Day 1943.
On May 19, 1941, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA left the New York Navy Yard for the first time and headed down the East River. The ship just left Pier C, Brooklyn Navy Yard. Stephen Hustvedt, the ship's captain's son, age 15, took this photograph of the Battleship from the roof of the Towers Hotel in Brooklyn looking toward the tip of Manhattan. The Battleship headed to Delaware Bay and back for its first trial run in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship is painted in measure 2 camouflage.
USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named for the State of North Carolina. She is now a museum ship and memorial kept at the seaport of Wilmington, North Carolina. (wikipedia.com) 10.16 New #5B