HERITAGE EXHIBIT ABOARD
USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)
The Supply Corps Foundation’s latest Heritage Display is on board the Battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55). The NORTH CAROLINA recently installed a new exhibit to enhance interpretation of the enlisted men’s Galley. Visitors learn about what the Supply Department Cooks made for a “taste of home” on Thanksgiving 1942 when BB-55 was in Fiji.
The Foundation grant funded faux food, protective cover, and new interpretive signs. The exhibit helps bring the Galley to life and visitors pause to admire the display and learn more about the Battleship’s daily life during wartime. Many of BB-55’s visitors do not know anything about ships or the Navy, but they relate to universal topics such as food and feeding large groups of young men.
Experience the Exhibit
Meals have a direct impact on crew morale. Consequently, running a quality food service operation to prepare thousands of tasty meals around the clock aboard US Naval Vessels is an extremely important responsibility of a ship’s Supply Department. View portions of the exhibit, below, showing how sailors aboard the NORTH CAROLINA celebrated their Thanksgiving Day holiday meal.