115 years ago today legendary entertainer Bob Hope was born. Between 1941 and 1991 he performed 57 USO shows for the armed forces including two aboard the Big J, in December 1968 while the ship was off Vietnam and again in December of 1983 while she was off Beirut. For his extraordinary service he was … Continued
Month: May 2018
The Battleship[ has added a second Turret II tour today, Memorial Day, This Turret II tour will launch at 1pm. This guided tour takes guests five decks below the main deck to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Along the way, you’ll load powder bags, hoist projectiles, plot a firing solution in the analog … Continued
Enjoy a wonderful boat ride across the Delaware River with the Riverlink Ferry, which sails every day from Penn’s Landing to the Camden Waterfront, home of the Battleship New Jersey The Riverlink Ferry schedule is: FERRY Departure Times (Saturdays and Sundays only 9/5-9/24 with additional special event service on 9/14 and 9/15): CAMDEN PHILADELPHIA 9:30AM … Continued
TIME: 10AM, Monday, May 28 DETAILS: The Battleship will a hold a Memorial Day ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) with the Bishop Eustace Knights of Columbus on Monday, May 28 at 10am. The ceremony will feature the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River to remember our military brethren who gave … Continued
Just show your Tall Ships ticket or ticket stub at the Battleship’s Ticket Office this weekend – Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 – and get half off a Fire Power Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship, open every day from 9:30am to 5pm.
Now guests can enjoy a delicious Dietz & Watson sausage sandwich or hot dog, an ice cold Pepsi or beer, and some scrumptious snacks at the Chowline every day from 11:30am to 2:30pm beginning Saturday, May 26. Get your lunch that same way the sailors received theirs, and enjoy eating it in the Crew’s Mess.
Remarks from WWII USS New Jersey Veteran, Quad 40 Gun Shoot and more! TIME: 10am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate the 75th anniversary of her commissioning into the U.S. Navy with a ceremony on her forecastle at 10am on Wednesday, May 23. Highlights … Continued
Men’s Rugby 7s Squads from Navy, Saint Joseph’s & Villanova and Women’s Squads from Temple & Drexel Set for “Rugby 101” Demonstration at Battleship New Jersey, Tuesday, May 22 in Advance of 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Video, Photography and Interview Opportunities Available to Qualified Media Outlets WHO: Men’s College Rugby 7s … Continued
CAMDEN, NJ – May 17, 2018 – A 16-inch gun barrel, once used aboard the USS New Jersey in World War II and the Korean War, will be formally dedicated as a memorial at the Marine Parade Grounds at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during a ceremony at 2pm on Wednesday, May 23, which also is … Continued
Fans attending Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con this weekend, show your ticket or ticket stub and get half-off a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship New Jersey. Climb inside the massive 16-inch gun turret, check out the Tomahawk missile launch pads, track missile launches in the Combat Engagement Center and more! Open every day from … Continued