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 some entertainment and 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.
BATTLESHIP'S WALK-UP TOUR SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
10/29/2014 - 12/31/2014
Beginning November 1, the Battleship will be open for walk-up tours from 9:30am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as:
- Thursday, Nov. 6. NJEA Teachers Convention (all NJ public schools are closed)
- Friday, Nov. 7, NJEA Teachers Convention (All NJ public schools are closed)
- Tuesday, Nov. 11. Veterans Day
- Friday, Nov. 28. Black Friday
- Friday, Dec. 26 – Wednesday, Dec. 31. Holiday Week between Christmas and New Year’s.
The above schedule will be effective through Dec. 31, 2014. The Battleship will be closed for walk-up tours throughout January. The ship will re-open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February.
Please note, the Chowline concession strand will be open for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm on the days listed above.
The Flight Simulator and Souvenir Photography will be operating on same schedule as the Battleship.
The Battleship will open any day at any time for scheduled overnight encampments, rental events and group tours. To schedule an overnight, call 866-877-5252 ext. 203. To schedule an event or group tour, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
NEW TEAK DECK INSTALLED ON 03 LEVEL OF BATTLESHIP
10/28/2014 - 12/28/2014
New Teak Deck planks were installed today on the 03 level of the Battleship. What a difference! You can help repair the deck. Just click the the Dollars for the Decks flier on the website homepage.
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