Battleship North Carolina receiving $500k for hull repairs
The battleship was docked at its current location in 1962, and has served as a memorial to World War II veterans to the present day. (Source: See it, Snap it, Send it)
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – Governor Pat McCrory announced Thursday that $500,000 will be allocated to the Battleship North Carolina to repair its hull.
The money was approved through the Office of State Budget and Management Repair and Renovation Contingency Reserve. In 2009 the Department of Navy said that the Battleship needed to be prepared for a dry-docking plan, or plan for the "eventual disposal of the ex-NORTH CAROLINA."
Captain Terry A. Bragg, USN (Ret.), executive director for the battleship, explained how the money would be used, "These funds will begin the permitting and engineering portion of the USS North Carolina Battleship hull repair project," Bragg said. "This is especially important to continue to honor the memory of the 10,000 North Carolinians who served and died during World War II."
The battleship was docked at its current location in 1962, and has served as a memorial to World War II veterans to the present day.
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