Battleship’s Fall Tour Hours in Effect, Beginning Sept. 3

The Battleship New Jersey Fall Tour Hours will go into effect on Tuesday, Sept. 3.  The Battleship will be open for Fire Power audio tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm through December 31.  The Battleship will be closed for tours on Thanksgiving. Thursday, Nov. 28, and Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25. The guided Turret … Continued

Battle of the Branches Futsol Tournament aboard the Battleship

In partnership with the USO and Battleship New Jersey, the Philadelphia Union are running a 5v5 mini-soccer tournament on the deck of the Battleship to celebrate Military Appreciation Week in August! The Union are inviting all active duty military, as well as retired, reserve, DOD civilians, and friends and family playing in honor or memory … Continued

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