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Battleship New Jersey – Virtual Tour

Battleship New Jersey - Virtual Tour

Battleship New Jersey – Virtual Tour

The USS New Jersey is the most decorated battleship in the US Navy’s history and after  21 years in the active service and was donated as a museum ship in 2001.

The Battleship New Jersey earned 19 battle stars for combat actions and was the only US battleship providing gunfire support during the Vietnam War.

During World War II, New Jersey shelled targets on Guam and Okinawa and screened aircraft carriers conducting raids in the Marshall Islands.

During the Korean War, she was involved in raids along the North Korean coast. In 1968 she was reactivated and sent to Vietnam to support US troops before returning to the mothball fleet in 1969.

She was reactivated once more in the 1980s when she was modernized to carry missiles and recommissioned. In 1983, she participated in US operations during the Lebanese Civil War.

New Jersey was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named after the US state of New Jersey and was decommissioned for the last time in 1991.

Battleship New Jersey - Virtual Tour

Highlights of the Battleship New Jersey

  • Admiral Halsey’s commanded chair 
  • Ship’s bunks and the sailors slept quarters
  • 16” gun turret
  • Naval artifacts
  • The Captain’s and Admiral’s cabins
  • Officer’s Wardroom
  • Battleship’s engine room
  • Educational Videos
  • Battleship’s Command Bridge

Battleship New Jersey - Virtual Tour

Battleship New Jersey

  • Museum:             Battleship New Jersey
  • Formal name:      USS New Jersey (BB-62)
  • Nickname(s):      “Big J” or “Black Dragon”
  • City:                     Camden, New Jersey
  • State:                   New Jersey
  • Country:              United States
  • Museum Date:    2001
  • Type:                   Museum Ship
  • Location:            100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ, United States

Battleship New Jersey - Virtual Tour

USS New Jersey (BB-62)

  • Namesake:         State of New Jersey
  • Type:                  Iowa-class battleship
  • Ordered:            1939
  • Builder:              Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
  • Launched:         1942
  • Motto:               “Firepower for Freedom”
  • Displacement:    49,657 long tons (50,454 t)
  • Length:              887 ft 7 in (270.54 m)
  • Beam:                108 ft 1.375 in (32.95333 m)
  • Propulsion:        4 x 110,000 hp turbines powered by 8 x 1200 psi m type boilers
  • Speed:               33 knots (61 km/h)
  • Complement:    1,921 officers and men

Battleship New Jersey Map

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Battleship New Jersey – 360 Views

Virtual Tour of the Museums in New Jersey 

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey

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Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey

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“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.”
– President Theodore Roosevelt

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Photo Credit: R'lyeh Imaging from Philadelphia, USA / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Mys 721tx / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0); Sdwelch1031 / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0); R'lyeh Imaging from Philadelphia, USA / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

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