Happy Birthday, Bob Hope!

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

Guided Turret II Tour Added for 1pm on Memorial Day

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

Take the Riverlink Ferry to the Camden Waterfront

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

Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship

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

Chow Down at the Chowline, Opening Every Day Beginning Sat., May 26

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.

Battleship Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Her Commissioning

 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

NCAA College Rugby Teams’ Demonstration at Battleship

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