Battleship New Jersey Milestone Dates:

16 September 1940: Keel Laid at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
7 December 1942: Launched
23 May 1943: Commissioned for service in World War II
30 June 1948: Decommissioned
21 November 1950: Recommissioned for service in Korea
21 August 1957: Decommissioned
1967 – 1968: Reactivated & modernized at Philadelphia Shipyard
6 April 1968: Recommissioned for service in Vietnam
17 December 1969: Decommissioned
1981 – 1982: Reactivated & modernized at Long Beach Shipyard
28 December 1982: Recommissioned for service as part of President Reagan’s 600 ship Navy
8 February 1991: Decommissioned
4 January 1999: Classed as Category X, ready for donation
12 September 1999: Begins Final Voyage home to NEW JERSEY
11 November 1999: Arrives at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for restoration as a museum
October 2001: Arrives at her final destination on the Camden Waterfront in New Jersey, and opens to the public for tours.
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