U.S.S. North Carolina

Wilmington, NC

The USS NC was laid down in 1937 and completed on April 9, 1941. During World War II, she took part in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on August 24-25, where she shot down several Japanese aircrafts. A month later a Japanese submarine torpedoed the USS NC. She was hit bow port side which caused a 32-by-18 foot hole. During this attack 5 men were killed and the ship occured flooding but no other serious damage was inflicted to the ship. During this attack the men that lost their lives included, Albert Speers Geary ( washed overboard), Oscar Callaway Stone, Ingwald Nels Nelson, William Osborne Skeleton and Leonard Edward Pone. The torpedo attack victims were buried in the army cemetery on the island of Tongatabu. Later on in 1945 the USS NC took part in offensive operations in support of the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. During Operation Magic Carpet, following the surrender of Japan she carried American personnel home.

The USS NC was the only American treaty battleship to see any significant service after the end of the war. She was decommissioned on June 27, 1947.

January 23, 2009
Investigators: Beth Rosen & Matt Rosen.

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Findings: nothing to report.

October 12, 2012
Investigators: Beth Rosen & Matt Rosen as guests of NAPS of North Carolina.

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Findings: nothing to report.

Grave Concerns Paranormal does not view findings presented on this page as evidence of ghosts or the paranormal. These are merely experiences that we can not explain at this time.