DATE: Dec. 7, 2016
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, 62 Battleship Place. Camden Waterfront, NJ 08103
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey will celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the USS New Jersey on Dec. 7, 1943, as well as remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10am.
Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret) will lead the ceremony, which will also feature remarks by Dr. Michael Golda, Chief Technology Officer at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, as well as a memorial wreath to be cast upon the river by WWII Veteran and Battleship volunteer Russell Collins. The ceremony will also feature a performance of the National Anthem and TAPS by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan LaCorte.
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Golda is responsible for the planning and execution of the research, development, and transition of new components and integrated machinery systems for future surface vessels and undersea vehicles of the United States Navy. Dr. Golda graduated from the United States Naval Academy and retired after 30 years of service, active and Reserve. As an officer, he qualified as both a Surface Warfare Officer and an Engineering Duty Officer. He received his Masters and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. Dr. Golda joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1992.
The ceremony is free and open to the public.