USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62)

Class: Iowa Battleship
Launched: 7 December 1942
At: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Commissioned: 23 May 1943

Length: 887 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 108 feet, 1 inch
Draft: 38 feet
Displacement: 57,200 tons
Armament: Nine 16″/50 caliber guns; 12 5″/38 caliber guns; 32 Tomahawk missile launchers; 16 Harpoon missile launchers; four 20mm Phalanx Close-In Weapon System gatling-type guns

Address:
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103-3302
(856) 966-1652
Fax: (856) 966-3131
Email: info@battleshipnewjersey.org
http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org

Latitude: 39.939435, Longitude: -75.132993
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Moored on the Camden, NJ, waterfront, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia where she was built, Battleship New Jersey has been open to the public as a museum since 2001. Daily, self-guided, guest have access to multiple tour routes (over a mile long in total) and will encounter knowledgeable staff along the way. In addition to the self-guided tour, the Battleship also offers guided Engine Room and Turret II experiences as well as personalized tours for pre-booked school groups and an award-winning overnight encampment program. These tours can be given in addition to several STEM classroom programs available onboard, digitally, or in schools as either a traditional class or as an assembly.
USS New Jersey is the longest, fastest, and most decorated battleship ever built, and the most decorated ship to be preserved. BB-62 saw action in nearly all the Western Pacific campaigns after her arrival in theater in January 1944. She is perhaps most well-known for her role as Admiral William F. Halsey’s flagship during the Battle of Leyte Gulf and is the only remaining flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance. After her decommissioning in 1948, The “Big J” would be placed back in service a further three times for the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Lebanese Civil War in the early 1980s. Over her lengthy career, New Jersey was home to an estimated 55,000 crewmen, participated in the major conflicts of the Cold War, and saw the rise of missile warfare

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