The Battleship Remembers Rear Admiral Richard D. Milligan

By Captain Walt Urban, USN (ret) Liaison Officer, Battleship New Jersey On June 28, 2018, Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) lost her 16th Commanding Officer, Rear Admiral Richard D. Milligan, USN (Ret.). His death at 81 years old was due to complications from dementia. Milligan and his wife of 56 years, Mary Bourke, ultimately retired to … Continued

Free Tours for Military Families for Armed Forces Day, Sat., May 18

The Battleship will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18 with complimentary tours to active military personnel and their families. Experience the a Fire Power Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship! Take a walk down Broadway, Climb inside the 16-inch gun turret, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!

Battleship to Host Delaware Valley Veterans Job Fair

The Battleship New Jersey, our nation’s most decorated battleship and now a museum and memorial, will host The VetFriendly Jobs Initiative Career Fair on the historic fantail – tented rear deck – on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 10am to 2pm. Thirty-five leading companies from the Delaware Valley will participate in the hiring event on October … Continued

Comcast Cares for the Big J!

The Honor Guard from Pennsauken VFW presented the colors on the pier to kick off Comcast Cares Day at the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, April 20.   Hundreds of Comcast employees donated their time to do work, such as chipping and painting, landscaping, replacing mooring lines, cleaning the 5-inch gun mounts and more!  . 

16-inch Gun Barrels On the Move; Arrive in Portlock, VA

The three 16-inch gun barrels, once used aboard the USS New Jersey, stopped at Portlock, VA today, where workers posed on the massive barrels.  The gun barrels are en route from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to their future homes in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The guns, which weigh 237,000 pounds each and measure 66 feet in … Continued

Battleship Closed for Walk-Up Tours in January

The Battleship New Jersey will be closed for walk-up tours in January.  We will re-open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Presidents Day, in February from 9:30am to 3pm. The Battleship can open any day for scheduled group tours, rental events and overnights.  Interested parties can email or call 866-877-6262 … Continued

Battleship Closed for Tours on Christmas Day

The crew of the Battleship New Jersey wishes everyone a safe and merry Christmas!  The ship will be closed for tours on Christmas, Dec. 25. The Battleship will be open for tours every day except Christmas through Dec. 31.  Experience a tour of our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship from 9:30am to 3pm.  The … Continued

Chowline Open for Lunch, Saturday, Dec. 23

Enjoy lunch at the Chowline concession stand when you tour the Battleship on Saturday, Dec. 23.  The Chowline will be open from 11:30am to 2pm for sandwiches, snacks and beverages.  The Chowline will be closed on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. The Battleship is open for tours every day, except Christmas, from 9:30am with the … Continued