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The Food? It's Swell! New Galley Display on Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Thanks to the Supply Corps Foundation's Heritage Display program, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA (BB55) 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 BB55 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 the Battleship'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. The Foundation is excited about this opportunity to partner with the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to turn an idea into reality. See photos on the Foundation Display program page.