Seats alongside hull on the Mess Decks. The gray square box under the speaker is part of the 1 MC Announcing System. The cable is a damage control electrical cable mounted for emergency access.
Damage control equipment for fire fighting mounted in the Mess Decks..
Some enlisted berthing, these were five bunks high.
Crews bathroom facilities, sinks on the right, urinals to the rear.
Shipboard enlisted commodes of the trough type.
Enlisted Marines Quarters. They were not open for inspection.
20 mm magazines stored in ammo locker.
1.1 inch quadruple gun mount. This mount was an ineffective prewar idea replaced by other weapons over time.
1.1 inch quadruple gun mount info.
#1 16-inch/45 caliber turret from the aft starboard side.
#2 16-inch/45 caliber turret from the starboard side.
Overhead view of dual 20 mm gun mount on main deck.
5-inch/38 caliber dual mount located on port side.
Outside view from aft of 5-inch/38 caliber dual training mount.
Starboard side view of 5-inch/38 caliber dual training mount.
Port side view of 5-inch/38 caliber dual training mount. Used by gun crews to develop loading proficiency with the 5-inch/38 caliber guns.
Armored entrance to ship's conning tower.
Quad 40 mm gun mount located on port side.
Fire Control Tower, if you look closely you can see the weld mark where friendly fire killed three North Carolina sailors. The weld goes straight up just to the right of the cable.
Dual 20 mm gun mount.
#1 and #2 16-inch/45 caliber turrets, port side.
#1 16-inch/45 caliber turret from aft port side.
#2 16-inch/45 caliber turret from forward port side. The turret sits on a "barbette" which is the rounded tube under the turret. The barbette extends to the keel and below decks passageways bend around the 11-15 inch thick barbette.
Ship's port anchor.
Pelican Hook used to release the anchor.
Capstan operating station, forward port side.
5-inch/38 caliber dual mounts located on the ship's port side. There are five of these dual mounts located on each side of the ship.
Quad 40 mm gun mount located on top of the #3 16-inch/45 caliber turret.
Forward port side of Kingfisher Observation Aircraft.
Port side of Kingfisher Observation Aircraft.
Stern of USS North Carolina.