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The NC Shipbuilding Corporation in Wilmington originated during World War II; its present-day functions testify to its steady growth since the war.
The North Carolina Shipbuilding Company of Wilmington gave ships it built historic vessel names. The C2 class cargo ships were very dissimilar to mid-19th-century clipper ships to which were being remembered. C2s represented modern, large steel cargo ships whereas clipper ships embodied the epitome of wooden sailing vessel design.