The LHC is organized into three Departments: Gunnery, Executive and Navigation. The Department Heads are responsible for running their departments, ensuring that their divisions are being run properly, that the regulations of the organization are being followed, and carrying out the orders of the XO. Each Division is run by a Division Officer, a Chief Petty Officer or a Leading Petty Officer. This organization was set up so that the XO can oversee the entire program while the Department Heads, Division Officers, CPOs and LPOs can run their Departments and Division by developing their Living History programs and dealing with minor issues leaving the XO to deal with the major issues. New LHC recruits can choose which department they would like to join.
Responsibilities: Ship's weapons and their support equipment: Main & Secondary Battery Plotting Rooms and the Kingfisher float planes.
While the Gunnery and Navigation Departments are set up to closely follow a ship's normal organization, the Executive Department encompasses the Divisions that do not fall into either Gunnery or Navigation. It encompasses the Executive, Supply, Engineering, and Medical Divisions.
Responsibilities: Ship's safe navigation, maneuvering, tactics, intelligence, education, training of junior officers, censorship, legal matters
Demonstrates the ship's weapons systems, which includes the 16" main battery, the 5" secondary batteries, and the 40mm and 20mm anti-aircraft guns.
The Marine Detachment on board the USS NORTH CAROLINA is interpreted by the Marine Historical Company. They demonstrate the life of a sea going Marine and man the 20mm during GQ drills..
Demonstrates the ship's OS2U Kingfisher observation aircraft, its role, equipment and weapons.
Demonstrates how the ship used flags, semaphore and flashing light to send and receive messages to other ships.
Demonstrates how the ship's Quartermasters handled navigation of the ship, celestial navigation techniques, maintaining the ship's collection of nautical charts, and conning (driving) the ship.
Demonstrates the ship’s combat information center and the key role radar played in navigation and combat operations.
Demonstrates the function of the Executive Officer’s office administering the service records and personnel matters for the ship’s over 2,300 sailors..
Demonstrates the service facilities of the ship including the barber shop, the galley (kitchen) and bakery, ship's store where candy, snacks and personal supplies such as cigarettes, soap and shaving cream are sold, and the ship's post office, which handled incoming and outgoing mail.
Demonstrates the ship’s propulsion plant—boilers and engines, the machine shop, and the after steering compartment.
Demonstrates how the ship's hospital and dental offices provided for the health and well being of the crew and treated combat and non-combat related injuries.