Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940’s-era music as we celebrate on the Fantail. All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.
Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun & 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch
Lunch tickets are $30.00 adults/ $24.00 for children 16 and under/ $20.00 BB62 Member.
Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, served: 12:00PM- 3:00PM. Cash bar available.
For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.
During World War II, the ship’s heating was not nearly as good as it is today, try on some of their coats and hats, and see for yourself if you can keep warm. Throughout her history, the ship spent most of her time in warm climates, avoiding the chill by staying near the equator; however, she couldn’t avoid it all together, including a particularly cold commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia in November of 1950.
Check our actual Navy foul weather gear in the Captain’s In-port Cabin throughout the month of January as part of the Fire Power tour.
In continuation of the Battleship New Jersey’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the ship will host a ceremony at 9:30am on Saturday, Feb. 22. The keynote speaker will be WWII veteran and a participant in the Battle of Iwo Jima, Frank Beach. The Battleship will remember our military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice with the casting a wreath into the Delaware River, a 21-gun salute by the PFC Daniel Giordano Marine Detachment Rifle Team, and the performance of TAPs on bugle.
The ceremony will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom and is free for guests to attend.
Further, the Battleship will be real-time posting on Twitter some of the events of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Feb. 17.
The American goal of the battle was to gain control of the island and its airfields to allow the Americans to have a staging location in order to attack the Japanese main islands. Over five weeks, this battle had some of the bloodiest fighting of the war in the Pacific. During the battle, New Jersey participated in the shore bombardment of the island