USS North Carolina
by Ms_somebody
uploaded 2022-03-14
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stock+DLC ship
#Replica #1:1 #Battleship #Stock

About This Replica

Ah, USS North Carolina, the baby Iowa. Sitting at 5231 parts, she is the only ship I’ve made thus far that has nearly made me cry in frusteration. Somehow my 7000 part count ship did not do as such. The final product was worth it, but 10 major corruptions and a near breakdown when making it was a bit painful, still only took a week.

Secondary Battery

North Carolina-class battleships

The North Carolina class of battleships was a pair of two, North Carolina and Washington, the latter being scrapped, former being preserved. They were the first battleships designed under the Washington Naval Treaty. The design started out with 9 fourteen inch guns, 30 knot speed. This was modified to have 12 in quad mounts, with 27 knots, though this never fell through. After construction, the Gov’t of the United States had figured out a way to increase the size of the guns to 16 inches

Rear Superstructure

USS North Carolina

She herself was constructed in in 1937-1940, and commissioned in 1941. Though refitted in 1942 to replace her 1.1 inch AA guns for 40mm Bofors cannons, with Oerlikon 20mm cannons on top of that. After the Attack on Pearl Harbour, she saw extensive combat training.

Front superstructure

Combat History

Her first lick of action was in the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942, where she was sent alongside Enterprise, Portland, Atlanta, and six destroyers, to cover the landings at Guadalcanal to capture an airfield. She escorted Enterprise for the majority of the battle, where an idea to strike the Japanese cruisers centred around North Carolina occurred, but never happened, as the carriers were more important.
She then participated in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. The ship was the first to spot the Japanese aircraft, and then moved to protect Enterprise, though otherwise did not do too much.

She next participated in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, where she, again, escorted Enterprise to support the campaign, where she covered the carriers assaulting the Islands.
She was eventually moved to a different detachment, where she bombarded the island of Nauru.
North Carolina, again, escorted more carriers initially, but broke off to join the bombardment of Roi-Namur, where she sunk a cargo ship.
She then later shot down several Japanese aircraft, and had a few of her OS2U Kingfishers launched to do Search and Rescue. She eventually moved back to Pearl Harbour to repair her rudder.

Broadside

Port view of Broadside

After completing her repairs, she rejoined the fleet at Majuro, to participate in the Marina and Palau Islands campaign. She was there to provide screening for the fleet, but also to bombard the island to cover the minesweepers, where she also shot down a Japanese aircraft.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 5231
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.12.3

She later participated in Iwa Jima and such, but it was still mostly escort operations, with a few shot down aircraft.

Description

A stock aircraft called USS North Carolina. Built with 5231 of the finest parts, its root part is trussPiece3x.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.3.

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