• Historic Battleship’s Giant Gun Barrels Moving to New Homes
    Friday January 12th, 2018
    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 New Jersey. The guns ...
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum Loses Its Heart-and-Soul Volunteer
    Monday January 08th, 2018
    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 Collins Jr. ...
  • New Year’s Eve Overnight Reservations are Closed
    Friday December 29th, 2017
    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 you ...
  • Breakfast with Santa on for Today, Sat., Dec. 9; Tickets Still Available!
    Saturday December 09th, 2017
    Breakfast with Santa, presented by 6ABC, will take place today, Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9am in the Crew’s Mess.  Tickets are still available at the Battleship Ticket Office. Enjoy a hot breakfast served at the Chowline, tour the Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship! For more information, call 866-877-6262 ...
  • Crystal Sculpture of Champagne Bottle Holder that Christened USS New Jersey Unveiled
    Thursday December 07th, 2017
    A one-of-kind crystal sculpture of the champagne bottle holder that christened the USS New Jersey on December 7, 1942 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard was unveiled on Dec. 7, prior to the Battleship’s 75th Anniversary of her Launch Ceremony.  The sculpture, which will eventually be on display in the Captain’s Cabin, was commissioned and donated ...
  • Recently Re-installed Quad 40 Gun Fired for First Time in 60 Year
    Thursday December 07th, 2017
    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 the ...
  • Battleship Trustee Perry Levine Honored at Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony
    Tuesday December 05th, 2017
    Board of Trustees for the Battleship New Jersey member Perry Levine was honored with the Rev. Peter A. Molnar Veterans Service Award during the Camden & Gloucester Counties’ Pear Harbor Commemoration Ceremony on the Battleship on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Mr. Levine, also a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 126 and a Navy veteran, received ...
  • Own a Piece of History!
    Friday December 01st, 2017
    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; Pennant ...
  • Support the Battleship on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28
    Tuesday November 21st, 2017
    #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, a non-profit ...
  • Spend the First Night of 2018 Aboard the Battleship!
    Monday November 20th, 2017
    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. Further, ...