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%!
WELCOME OUR MILITARY HEROES ON THE BATTLESHIP'S PIER ON THANKSGIVING DAY
11/22/2014 - 11/28/2014
Volunteers needed to greet our military heroes on the pier of our nation's most decorated battleship on Thanksgiving! The Battleship, along with Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Camden County Veterans Affairs, and Andreotti's Catering will offer military personnel a free full-course turkey dinner!
Come out and greet our heroes on the pier! We'll have refreshments. Feel free to bring signs and flags. Free parking on lot #1, across the street from Susquehanna Bank Center. Be on the pier at 10am on Thanksgiving!
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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