We are a group of Veterans who have formed the “BB55 Replica Restoration 501 C3” and we are purchasing the BB55 Battleship Replica and taken on the project of restoring the USS BB55 North Carolina Historic Battleship Replica to a like new condition. Once the restoration is completed we will be able to maintain the USS BB55 Battleship Replica and use it not only in the Annual SENC Veterans Day Parade, but will also make it available for other Parades and events in and around Wilmington. We are actively looking for a Title Sponsor (with numerous perks) for the USS BB55 Battleship Replica. Donations of funds, materials, skilled labor and volunteers are needed to make this restoration possible. The restoration will be updated on this website and Facebook BB55 Restoration page to keep track of this important project. All donations are tax deductible! We would like to thank everyone in advance for their generosity in making this project possible!