On May 23, 1943, the USS New Jersey was commissioned into the United State Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Battleship will celebrate the 75th anniversary of her Commissioning with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on May 23. This event will feature key remarks from regional dignitaries and USS New Jersey veterans. The Battleship will formally dedicate the recently re-installed Quad 40 Gun. We’ll also have live music, including a rendition of TAPS by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan Lacorte, a memorial wreath casting, and even cake for all guests as part of the morning’s activities.
The ceremony is free to attend.
STANG Magazine presents its annual Battleship New Jersey Bash! They are bringing out some good old American Muscle and pairing up with our battleship’s big guns. On Saturday August 17th, come see over 130 Ford Mustangs on display and take a tour of the famous BB-62 Battleship New Jersey! Active Military get to tour for free and tour ticket sales help to preserve our beloved battleship. Bring your family, bring your military friends, and bring your camera! Special guests include the STANG Magazine staff, service members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the countless veterans who volunteer day in and day out to keep the battleship one of the area’s top places to visit!