For this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post, I focused on USS S-28 (SS-133) memorial. It wasn’t easy to find as several sites didn’t include where the memorial was located. I started with this post from 2018: World War II Submarine Memorials by State July 30, 2018. After doing some more research, I found this marker: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/736/. The submarine was located in 2017 (see YouTube videos below). I included a lot of the links for USS North Carolina Battleship Museum, Wilmington – North Carolina Thursdays January 9, 2020 below as it’s near the Battleship North Carolina.
No information listed at http://militaryhonors.sid-hill.us/mem/state-n7.htm. Here’s the USS Submarine Veterans website: https://www.ussvi.org/ and the On Eternal Patrol website for the submarine: http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-s-28-133.htm.
Official Website: http://www.battleshipnc.com/
Visiting: http://www.battleshipnc.com/visit/ (includes the policy on using drones in the area)
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as the Ship serves as a memorial.
Labor Day – Memorial Day: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Memorial Day – Labor Day: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2019) through Labor Day (September 2, 2019): 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, ticket sales end one hour before closing, EXCEPT Independence Day (4th of July) when the ship closes at 5:00 pm for enforcement of firework safety zone, when the last ticket will be sold at 4:00 pm.
Tuesday following Labor Day (September 3, 2019) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 21, 2020): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EXCEPT Christmas Day when the Ship opens at noon. Ticket sales end one hour before closing.
The tour is self-guided and is well-marked so that you can tour at your own pace. We recommend allowing at least two hours for the tour, but for the true enthusiast, you can spend much more time than that.
Adults: 12 & over: $14.00*
Seniors: 65 & over: $10.00*
Military: Active or retired, military spouses & dependents, with ID cards: $10.00*
Children: 6 through 11: $6.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free
Friends of the Battleship Members: Free
Ticket sales end one hour before closing.
The Battleship gladly accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept personal checks.
The Battleship offers a 15% discount on admission for groups of 10 or more visitors paying by a single source. The per person discounted group rates are as follows.
Adults: 12 & over: $10.00*
Children: 6-11: $5.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free
Groups are encouraged to make reservations to ensure receiving the discounted rate. To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson or call 910-399-9101.
Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/
Google Maps: Google Maps Wilmington, North Carolina (Street View available for the Battleship, but not the marker); distance from the Battleship to the marker: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Battleship+North+Carolina,+Battleship+Road+Northeast,+Wilmington,+NC/34.2354542,-firstname.lastname@example.org,-77.9554141,775m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x89aa1fb84831ad59:0x9d2e579b1bd2d539!2m2!1d-77.9543704!2d34.2365524!1m0!3e3
Landmarkhunter: Two listings located http://landmarkhunter.com/136360-uss-north-carolina/
Linkedin: No listing located http://www.linkedin.com/
National Register of Historic Places: No listing located
Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/
Roadside America: One listing located; it’s near the USS North Carolina https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/46828
Silly America: No listing located https://sillyamerica.com/
Smoky Mountain News: No listing located https://www.smokymountainnews.com/
Snapchat: No listing located https://www.snapchat.com/
This is my South: Briefly mentioned https://www.thisismysouth.com/road-tripping-from-atlanta-to-wilmington/
Twitch channel or search: No listing located – https://www.twitch.tv/
Vimeo channel or search: https://vimeo.com › battleshipnc (several other videos available)
VisitNC: https://www.visitnc.com/listing/oTwJ/battleship-north-carolina (wasn’t easy to track down this link);
Waymarking: Two listings located https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM8PP5_USS_S_28_and_all_other_WWII_Submarines_Wilmington_NC; second one in California: https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMT2K0_USS_S_28_SS_133_San_Diego_CA
several videos located on Ocean Outreach for SS-28:
Expedition S-28 | Discovery US WWII Submarine YouTube Video Ocean Outreach https://youtu.be/maY2d7NHUjg
USS S-28 Memorial Service YouTube Video https://youtu.be/XifPmtZEoF4
USS S-28 75th Anniversary YouTube Video https://youtu.be/E1Ms6pjkyjg
Past North Carolina Thursdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/north-carolina-thursdays/