Battleship to Offer Free Tours of Engine Room Beginning Saturday, August 1

TIME:            Begins Saturday, August 1 and will run every day for a limited time

DETAILS:       The Battleship New Jersey will extend the current Fire Power self-guided tour, with a free 20-minute guided

Tour of the ship’s Engine Room, beginning Saturday, August 1 from 11am to 3pm.

 

The free extended tour will begin in the crew’s mess, which is near the end of the current Fire Power tour.

Guests will get to walk through both fire room two with two of the ship’s eight boilers and engine room two

with one of the ship’s turbine units that turns one of the four propellers and two turbo generators, which create

electrical power for some of the 1,000 motors on the ship.

 

Guests will see the throttle board where speed was controlled and burners where fuel consumption was

controlled.  They will get to go down to the hold and look up at one of the ship’s massive propeller shafts.

 

But hurry to take advantage of the free extended Engine Room tour.  It will only be available for a limited time.

 

This engineering tour is made possible through the generous support of Lockheed Martin and the Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation.

 

To celebrate the addition of the Engine Room tour, the Battleship will offer salutes throughout the day. Guests

touring the ship will be randomly drawn to pull the trigger to fire the portside (Philadelphia-side) saluting gun on

the hour from 11am to 3pm.

 

Want to guarantee you’ll fire the saluting gun?  A $50 donation to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and

memorial, will allow the donor to fire the gun any time on Saturday.

 

The Battleship is continuously cleaned and disinfected.  All guests, as well as Battleship employees, must pass a

health check which includes a contactless temperature check, must wear a face covering and practice social

distancing of six feet while at the Battleship.

 

PHOTO OPP:   Guests Touring the Engine Room and Pulling the Trigger to Render a Salute of the 40mm Gun 

 

Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of  Philadelphia, the

Battleship is our nation’s most decorated battleship with 19 Battle Stars awarded in World War II, the

Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Lebanon Crisis and the Persian Gulf War.  The Battleship is collecting

items for troops overseas.  Guests who bring in an item – which can be found on our website,

www.battleshipnewjersey.org – will get a coupon for a free tour with the purchase of an adult tour. The

Battleship is open for Fire Power self-guided tours every day from 10am to 4pm.  Enjoy the air-conditioned

interior spaces, which include the Combat Engagement Center,  and Broadway, and check out the exterior

decks, where you can experience the 16-inch guns, tomahawk missile launch boxes and more.  For more

information, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

 

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