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BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
IT'S BLACK DRAGON FRIDAY!
Tour our nation's greatest battleship today from 9:30am to 3pm. Show your ticket in our store and get 10% off a Battleship sweatshirt, mug, book and more!




"We had a great day today on the ship. Thank you so much for all your efforts on our behalf. We loved the food and everyone was so pleasant. Many thanks."

Terry L. Sager
President/Chief Executive Officer
William Penn Bank
 

 

Boost Morale
Experience a Team Building Preview
on the
Battleship New Jersey.
Get your team on-board!

You’ve sat in conference rooms, played team building games,
maybe even dangled from ropes, and now you’re looking for
something different. . . something impactful. . . something memorable.

Imagine a team building program facilitated by Team Builders Plus,
the leading team building company in the Philadelphia area
and held on one of the most notable battleships in the
US Navy's history, the Battleship New Jersey.
 

This showcase event will allow you to preview an engaging team simulation that takes place on one of the most notable battleships in the Navy's history, the USS New Jersey.

 
 

*Please note: Battleship Adventure is a fast-paced, interactive team exercise. But don't worry, the action takes place at tables within an enclosed area on the deck of the battleship which does not leave its docked location. No weapons. No violence. Just fun and learning! You'll have a blast!
 

Check us out at http://www.teambuildersplus.com, http://www.360-DegreeFeedback.com or call us at 856.596.4196 to learn more about how we can help implement a successful 360-degree feedback process in your organization.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT FOR THE THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR THE TROOPS!
11/27/2014 - 12/13/2014

Thanks to all partners, volunteers, greeters, Camden County Police Officers, dignitaries, Andreotti's Caterers, and everyone who made the Thanksgiving Dinner for the troops and transitional veterans on the Battleship a success!

Most importantly, thanks to our military and veterans for their service to our country.

Happy Thanksgiving!





BATTLESHIP REMEMBERS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR ON SUNDAY, DEC. 7
11/26/2014 - 12/08/2014

The Battleship will remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a wreath ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 8am on Sunday, Dec. 7.

A memorial wreath will be casted into the Delaware River after a brief presentation from Sen. James Beach and Capt. Walt Urban (USN-ret.). The ceremony will conclude with the firing of the portside saluting gun.

The ceremony is free to attend.



DONATE A TOY TO TOYS FOR TOTS AND GET A FREE TOUR OF THE BATTLESHIP!
11/25/2014 - 12/25/2014

Get a complimentary self-guided tour of the Battleship when you purchase a Fire Power adult tour and bring in a new toy or game for the Marines Toys for Tots this Holiday Season!

Make a child's holidays a brighter one with a new toy, and experience a tour of our nation's greatest battleship! Toys will be accepted in the Battleship Visitors Center until 3pm on Sunday, Dec. 21.

The Battleship is open for walk-up tours 9:30am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays in November and December. The Battleship will also open for walk-up tours on Black Friday, Nov. 28 and the holiday week of Dec. 26 thru Dec. 31.





SAVE 10% ON BATTLESHIP MERCHANDISE ON BLACK DRAGON FRIDAY, NOV,. 28!
11/25/2014 - 11/29/2014

Celebrate "Black Dragon Friday!" Tour our nation's greatest battleship on Friday, Nov. 28 from 9:30am to 3pm. Show your tour ticket or stub at the Battleship's store, and get an additional 10% off your purchase!

"Black Dragon" was a nickname the USS New Jersey was given during World War II due to her dark gray paint job and that when her guns were fired she breathed fire!

Battleship hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, books, mugs, etc., make great holiday gifts! And, when you show your ticket during Friday, Nov. 28, you'll save 10%!





BREAKFAST WITH SANTA ON THE BATTLESHIP!
11/14/2014 - 12/07/2014

Enjoy a hot breakfast served from the chowline, tour the Battleship, win some great prizes and get your photo taken with Santa Claus -- all aboard our nation's most decorated battleship!

The annual Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 9am! The fee is a $18 donation for children and $24 for adults.

Military families -- get a special discount of just $10 per person!

To purchase tickets, just click the Breakfast with Santa flier on the home page or call 866-877-6262 ext. 107.





NEW VIETNAM WAR EXHIBIT OPENS TO PUBLIC SATURDAY, NOV. 15
11/14/2014 - 12/31/2014

The USS New Jersey’s third commissioning service in 1968 and 1969 during the Vietnam War is distinct because she was the only active battleship in the world at that time. A new exhibit titled "A Dreadnaught in Vietnan," highlights the exploits of the USS New Jersey during her Vietnam service.

Come explore the battleship’s historic role in Vietnam, including several objects from the personal collection of Admiral J. Edward Snyder, Jr., the battleship’s commanding officer during her Vietnam deployment. Many of these objects have never been on public display before.

An example of the one-of-a-kind objects part of the Admiral J. Edward Snyder, Jr. collection on exhibit is the original commissioning pennant from the April 6, 1968 Re-Commissioning Ceremony. Other New Jersey veterans have also loaned items for the exhibit including Bert Trottier who was the battleship’s bugler during Vietnam. In fact, Trottier was the last bugler in the U.S. Navy, and his jacket is part of this exhibit. Trottier personalized this jacket with memories of his Navy career, including time spent with the battleship and places the Southeast Asia cruise had taken him.

The exhibit also includes items from the Battleship’s own vast collections. One such rarity is a section of the six inch armored deck that was removed during the reactivation process for Vietnam. The thickness and weight of this piece illustrates how well parts of the battleship were protected. Coincidentally, the piece weighs approximately sixty-two pounds, which is the hull number of Battleship New Jersey, or “BB-62.”

Many of the items on display are documents, booklets, and pamphlets that contain far more information inside them, but are behind glass out of the reach od guests. To enable guests to further explore these items, the exhibit includes two “flipbooks” containing reproductions of these documents in order to get a closer look at objects in the exhibit cases as well as additional material and images not on display.

The new Vietnam exhibit can be experienced as part of the Fire Power tour of the Battleship, available Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Nov. 28, in November and December. The Battleship is open for walk-up tours from 9:30am to 3pm.





BATTLESHIP THANKS FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER DON NORCROSS
11/03/2014 - 12/12/2014

The Board of Trustees awarded founding Board member Don Norcross with a framed painting of the USS New Jersey by artist and former crewmember James Flood. During the Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 29, Board members John Ryan and Patricia Egan Jones, along with Phil Rowan, CEO/Executive Director of the Battleship New Jersey, presented Mr. Norcross with the painting in appreciation for his work for the Battleship.





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Local Scout Restores Battleship Model and Trailer for Eagle Scout Project
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Battleship New Jersey Annual Golf Tournament
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The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival in June and the MGK Brew Blast in September are annual events that feature tours of the ship, live music, great food and delicious craft beers. Photos from past years events are below.

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