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Battleship North Carolina offers an expansive tactical training facility for Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, and more.


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Reserve a Real World War II Battleship for Your Organization’s Tactical Training and Technology Testing & Evaluation

This authentically restored National Historic Landmark proudly serves as her State’s World War II Memorial to the 11,000+ North Carolinians who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Battleship North Carolina participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific theater of operations during World War II, earning 15 battle stars. 


Moored across from historic downtown Wilmington, the Battleship welcomes visitors to tour the ⅓ of the ship open to the public. The other ⅔ of the battleship serves as a federally approved tactical training site for diverse defense and law enforcement training purposes. Inquire below to discuss opportunities and schedule an exclusive tour delving into the tactical training use cases and opportunities presented by this expansive facility.


Mission Sets

  • Forcible Entry Operations 

  • Maritime Vessel Seizure

  • Unconventional Warfare

  • Hostage Rescue

  • Tactical Interrogation

  • Special Reconnaissance 

  • Surveillance & Counter Surveillance

  • Sensitive Site Exploitation

  • Counter Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Operations

  •  Escape & Evasion

  • Electronic Warfare

  • Cyber Warfare

  • Simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Training,

  • Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS)

  • Prolonged Field Care

  • Confined Space Training

  •  Pararescue, and more.


Real World Features and Technology

  • Confined spaces

  • Nuclear Power Panel identical to technology in current use

  • 8 story tall open shaft

  • Multiple decks left untouched since the 1940s

  • Ability to conduct low light/no-light training

  • Internal stairwells

  • High Speed Wi-Fi available throughout

  • Ability to use c rounds

  • Multiple planning and briefing rooms

  • Berthing spaces


Technology Testing, Evaluation, & Training

Technology proven and tested in realistic environments, such as PNT Navigation, Signals Intelligence, Contested Communications, and more.

Realistic Maritime Training

  • Multiple exterior breaching points

  • Pilot house

  • Boiler room

  • Maritime access from the Cape Fear River

  • Sleeping quarters, showers and bathroom amenities


Real Life Role Plays

  • Classroom & Briefing Rooms

  • Multiple conference spaces 

  • Classrooms with full AV set up

Flexible Schedules

​You can book flexible time periods to meet your training and testing needs. We can create a customized quote for the time and facilities  you need.


Ready to request and book some time on the ship? Complete the form and we'll get back to you and give a quote for your specific needs. 

berthing area of Battleship NC
Gun Turret Exterior of Battleship NC

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