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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Attendance for the Battleship North Carolina is the best it's been in a decade.
According to a spokesperson for the Battleship NC, 216,438 visitors paid to tour the vessel from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.
The Battleship North Carolina was the first of ten fast battleships to join American fleet in World War II.
She was considered the world's greatest sea weapon at the time of her commissioning in 1941.
During WII, the Battleship took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations and earned 15 battle stars.
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