Tuesday, October 06, 2015

NC Coastal Flooding Floats Battleship North Carolina

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the WWII battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) spends most of its time stuck in the mud in its berth across from downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Rains and flooding that caused by hurricane Joaquin have caused the battleship to float out of the mud.

Oh, the ship is still secure and didn't go floating off down the Cape Fear River, no worries there, but it's a good thing that the ship is still intact enough to actually float, although it certainly needs (and will be soon receiving) attention to rusting problems to the hull below the water line.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Located on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, USS Kidd (DD-661) routinely spends part of her time afloat, and part of her time on dry ground. When they brought Kidd to Red Stick, they built a special cradle to keep her properly in place, whether floating or resting. I've visited her in both conditions.