Historic Battleship’s Giant Gun Barrels Moving to New Homes

The guns more closely resemble giant cannons, weighing 237,000 pounds each and measuring 66 feet in length. Author:Staff Published:5:12 PM EST January 11, 2018 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Three 16-inch gun barrels that were once used aboard the battleship USS New Jersey will be transported from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to new homes in Philadelphia and … Continued

Battleship New Jersey Museum Loses Its Heart-and-Soul Volunteer

CLOSE Russell Collins Jr. of Palmyra relates World War II experiences aboard the battleship New Jersey, BB-62, as a crewman. The excerpts are from an oral history interview he gave for the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial shortly after the retired Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial volunteer Russell … Continued

New Year’s Eve Overnight Reservations are Closed

The Battleship is no longer taking reservations for the family overnight on New Year’s Eve.  Thanks to all of those that have reserved bunks for this fun evening aboard the Big J! Tickets are still available for guests to watch the 6pm and Midnight fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve.  Just a $10 donation gets … Continued

Recently Re-installed Quad 40 Gun Fired for First Time in 60 Year

The Quad 40 Gun, recently re-installed aboard the Battleship New Jersey, was fired for the first time in more 60 years during a ceremony marking the 75th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey on Dec. 7. The ceremony also include the unveiling of a crystal sculpture of the champaigne bottle holder that christened … Continued

Own a Piece of History!

The Battleship has 14 signal flags retired due to wear that flew above the ship during holidays and special events and are available for a donation. They are $45 each, plus shipping and handling. Donations are used to pay for replacement signal flags. Flags available: Quebec (Q); Flag 7; Pennant 1; Pennant 4; Pennant 5; … Continued

Support the Battleship on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. The Battleship New Jersey, … Continued

Spend the First Night of 2018 Aboard the Battleship!

Families can experience the First Night of 2018 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program features dinner and breakfast served at the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, a ride in the Flight Simulator, and the chance to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. … Continued